My last post described how both the UK (Cefas) and France (Ifremer) have been tagging sea bass with electronic data storage tags (DSTs). We’re doing this to learn about their behaviour and migration patterns.
I'm a fish ecologist at Cefas, leading research into the seasonal migrations and behaviour of exploited and sensitive marine species.
Since our last post, our scientists have been busy with outreach activity. On 24 February, our “All about that bass” presentation was delivered to a packed house of fishers and other stakeholders at the Seafood Cornwall Training Hub in Newlyn.
In C-Bass, we are working closely with our French colleagues at Ifremer, who are running a parallel bass research programme called “BARGIP” (“bar” is French for “bass”).
Earlier this year, our first C-Bass Blog described the background and general aims of C-Bass - “Population studies in support of the Conservation of the European sea bass”.
The European seabass (or bass as it is more commonly known) is one of the most sought-after fish for recreational sea anglers in England and Wales