Because wild-caught seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) has long been a high-value, high-demand fish among consumers in many European markets, the strict measures that have been placed on EU fishing fleets to protect stocks have seen prices soar in recent months. The situation has also sparked increased demand for farmed products.

With scientists identifying a need to drastically reduce Europe’s bass catch, a raft of regulations have been imposed on bass fishermen this year, such as new closed fis…