The EU has imposed some new rules on Bass Fishing this year. Now there is a 1 fish limit. The restrictions cross both commercial and traditional fishing. The reports are linked below with an extract:
Why are recreational anglers covered by the latest Council decision given that the
commercial sector catches the lion share of sea bass? According to scientific assessment recreational anglers catch 25% of sea bass1 and therefore also have an impact on the stock. Scientists identified that we can reduce mortality with a daily bag limit and a greater minimum landing size.
On this basis the Council of Ministers, where all Member States are represented, adopted a 1 fish bag limit.
RECREATIONAL FISHING REFERENCE