This petition is to tell the EU Fisheries Ministers that we want an 80% cut in the amount of sea bass landed in 2015.
The sea bass population has been under pressure from increased commercial fishing and a number of poor years where fewer young bass have been growing to maturity and reproducing. In June, scientists advised the EU that the amount of sea bass landed needs to be cut by a staggering 80% in 2015, if it is to be fished in a sustainable manner (as EU law requires).
The EU Fisheries Ministers are meeting in December to discuss what action to take in respect of sea bass. There is a risk that they will not agree any measures, or agree only some weak measures (to be implemented over a number of years), that will not save the sea bass.