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I've just been on the "other" forum and i came across a post saying that bass at sainsbury's was being sold for £29.99 per Kilo, so not believing that for a second, i checked it out and the guy was right,,

Sainsbury's Skinless Boneless Sea Bass Fillets, Taste the Difference (approx. 210g)
£29.99/kg
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One of the girls I work with told me she bought a small bass (advertised as wild?) at morrisons the other day and it cost her £15 ish, she said she nearly died, judging by the size of how big she thought it was, it was either being sold undersized or mislabled.
 

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yeah ,seen undersize "wild welsh seabass " for sale in morrisons ,crazy prices!!! though they are about half that price if bought whole, not filleted. Would be interesting to know how they qualify as being wild?.
 

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Came across this in "The Grocer" magazine (a marketing publication for the food industry) earlier this year. Posted it for discussion in the Political & Conservation section of WSF, but didnt realise that that section of the forum is inhabited by commercials - they went onto say what a wonderful idea it is - didnt bother going back into that section again - waste of time . . . . .


 

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Those prices look right to me. If you go online and find any wholesale fishmongers, line caught bass are hooribly expensive. A fish big enough to feed four (say 3lb?) would cost over £30. I guess most of these fish come from places like the commercial boys at Weymouth? Farmed bass are much cheaper - and look disgusting. They barely look edible due to lack of freshness.
 

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This is what we are fighting guys...

Hence my desire to prove Bass more financially viable as a sport catch/release fish.

As a recreational only cause, this will never happen.

Money like that seen here is why Bass are being hounded without concern for the future of the species.

Sad really and damn irresponsible.
 

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You're totally right Keith, with prices for bass that high no wonder everyone and their net is after them,

when me and dai were fishing down at Porthcawl last friday, we saw a guy setting a net across a gully, and when i asked if he had a licence? he said that it wasn't required as the net was only 4 meters in length,

but not knowing the exact rules for inshore netting, and seeing that the net was only 4 meters across and the diameter of the net didn't seem too small i let it go
 

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Just to throw a spanner in the works....I think £29.99 per Kilo is about right, yes its expensive but that is for a boneless fillet, and at the end of the day youre getting an 8oz fillet for under £7.00, thats alot cheaper than a good piece of steak.
 

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When filleting a bass theres 51 or 52% wasteage - so a 10lb bass will give you around 5lb of filet - if youre buying filets at 15 quid per lb it actually equates to about half of that if you were buying whole fish (if you know what I mean) - sorta not that much more expensive..........

I dont think Ive explained that well
 

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Griff said:
Those prices look right to me. If you go online and find any wholesale fishmongers, line caught bass are hooribly expensive. A fish big enough to feed four (say 3lb?) would cost over £30. I guess most of these fish come from places like the commercial boys at Weymouth? Farmed bass are much cheaper - and look disgusting. They barely look edible due to lack of freshness.
Saw some lovely bass in morrisons the other day, farmed and actually the mackerel were bigger. Cant see this being labelled as wild line caught due to the size limitations. If thats whats been mentioned above. It seems the weymouth commercials haven't made much of an impact recently due to the adverse weather but when they have been out I believe they have been on a £19 per kilo for medium sized fish.
 

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Seen Bass in the Co-op over here not much bigger than some of the plugs I use -- bloody disgracful.

Seen Bass served in local restaurants (as locally caught) but are definatly under size, even allowing for cooking.
 

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I don't tend to buy fish so I'm astonished to see how expensive bass is in the supermarket.

I don't begrudge any commercial wishing to make money, I just wish our respective governments would see that our economies could benefit from proper fisheries management and the money could actually be put back into the economy through fishing holidays/tourism/travel etc and not just through big prices in the supermarket.
 
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