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Sea bass numbers falling

Scientists warning sea bass numbers in West Country is in serious decline and two cold winters are partly to blame

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West's bass stocks decline 20% in a year

Scientists are warning that one of the most popular fish on restaurant menus in the West Country is in serious decline and two cold winters are partly to blame. But they also warn a lack of regulation of the fishing industry also plays a part.

Fishermen are reluctant for quotas to imposed and would rather see conservation measures put in place instead. Duncan Sleightholme reports

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