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Welsh Sea Bass Task and Finish Group

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In the summer of 2015, we set up a sea bass Task and Finish Group.

The aim of the Group is to establish a forum between Government and those who have a direct interest in the future of the industry.

Bringing together stakeholders from a wide spectrum, the Task and Finish Group has met several times over the last few months to gather the views on the future of Welsh sea bass fishing. Those involved include commercial and recreational fishermen, fish buyers and angling charter boat operators.

The Group has so far identified a number of areas where it is thought the Welsh Government can develop management measures which will economically benefit the commercial and recreational economic sectors in Wales, whilst supporting the EU measures to halt the decline in the stock in European waters. The Welsh Government plans to reach decisions on this soon in the light of the new EU measures.