|Bass||42/16½||Legislation passed to make bass catch-and-release only for anglers all of 2018.|
|Conger Eel||91/36||Usually released by anglers due to breeding patterns. See conger eel article for details.|
|Mullet||33/13||Applies to thin lipped grey, thick lipped grey and golden grey.|
|Ray||41/16||Almost all ray species are classed as Vulnerable or Near Threatened by the IUCN. Recommended that anglers catch and release ray species.|
|Silver Eel||38/15||Classed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Protected by laws which mean this species needs to be released if it is caught by anglers.|
|Skate||41/16||Classed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Protected by laws and legislation around the UK meaning any skate caught by anglers are released.|
|Spurdog||58/23||Numbers massively reduced in UK waters. Classed as Vulnerable by the IUCN. Recommended that all spurdog are released.|
|Unclassified||20/8||All other fish and mini-species that are not listed|
Halibut – May be protected by local bye-laws and need to be released.
Monkfish – May be protected by local bye-laws and need to be released.
All large shark species – May be protected by local bye-laws and need to be released.
Tope – May be protected by local bye-laws and need to be released.
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