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bass size limits?

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:59 pm
by smallfry
went to a super market saturday to get some bait came away with a really nice mackerel but the question is if the legal keeping limit is 35 to 40cm noticed size differs around the country but in super markets the size is roughly 25 to 30cm how can this be? any info is welcome
cheers ian

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:11 pm
by manic_muppet
I could be wrong, but my guess is, the fish are bought from foreign trawlers/countries. and our size limits wouldnt apply. Cheers..Mick

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:46 pm
by tensenervoushaddock
the fish are sold as 'farmed' usually in the mediteranean countries.

There is no minimum size for farmed fish.

they should be labelled as such.... not 'wild' or 'locally caught'.

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:56 pm
by andy1_i
the farmed ones (or so they say) usually come from greece,but as said should be marked/sold as such

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:00 pm
by SeaTurtle
All the ones I see in Waitrose are from Anglesey (farmed) - but it annoys me every time I see them X(

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:30 pm
by andy1_i
SeaTurtle wrote:All the ones I see in Waitrose are from Anglesey (farmed) - but it annoys me every time I see them X(
yep me too buddy

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:11 pm
by smallfry
Thanks for clearing that up it doesn't seem right though but I guess it's just down to profit like with chickens. Does anyone know which month you should plant the bass in is it January or march? >:) >:)

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:14 pm
by SeaTurtle