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Bass Fishing Ban Lifted

Bass fishing is allowed in Jersey again, but under strict conditions.

Recreational anglers are allowed to catch and take one bass a day.

Some commercial fishermen can fish for bass under a strict management system, which includes detailed reporting requirements.

It will be kept under review to monitor its impact.

Fishing for bass was limited to 'catch and release' in April 2017 because of concerns over a dwindling population.

Local analysis suggests that the species is now in recovery.

"Prudent fishing practices are essential in the interests of sustainability and we insist all fishers follow the regulations to protect this species so in the future we can continue to enjoy it."  - Deputy Gregory Guida, Assistant Environment Minister

Jersey line caught bass will be tagged so consumers buying it know it has come from a local sustainable fishery.

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