RBANS - RESPONSIBLE BASS ANGLERS OF NOVA SCOTIA ASSOCIATIONWhat is RBANS?
As indicated previously all smallmouth bass club presidents assembled in December of 2008 in Liverpool, NS to discuss regulations
and ideas surrounding tournaments in NS with the NS Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
As discussions continued it did indeed become evident that NS needed a formal group to deal with
concerns, policies and future initiatives surrounding the smallmouth bass fishery in Nova
Scotia. Nova Scotia needed a group that was able to encompass all bass anglers in Nova
Scotia whether you chose to be a member of an organized club or not, anywhere in
This new group needed to be more than just a bass only group, it needed to be
rational in its approach. While doing everything it could for smallmouth bass it
had to also be appreciative of and able to do what it could for other species
that share our Nova Scotia waters. It is an admitted fine line to follow but NS
bass anglers are a special breed and our support for all fish species is a
cornerstone of our uniqueness.
RBANS was the resulting
effort of all of these discussions and visions; now we are here and ready to
work on your behalf, to make the Nova Scotia smallmouth bass fishery the best it
can be. We strive to educate others about the fishery, to protect the smallmouth
bass fishery and support all reasonable opportunities for you the bass
angler.The opening lines of our Memorandum of Association illustrates this best:
On a volunteer and non-profit basis the objective/s of the society is/are:
• to promote public awareness of smallmouth bass fishing for recreation and as a sport;
to offer our support to other organizations promoting various other
species with no intent to jeopardize smallmouth bass angling
• to promote conservation and
environmental protection of smallmouth bass angling habitat and
smallmouth bass species;
• to offer our Provincial
Departments of Inland Fisheries and Natural Resources our organized,
moral and political support and encouragement;
to promote full adherence to all conservation and regulatory codes with
full legal enforcement of these existing standards;
• to demand adequate water standards and protection;
• to function as a dynamic link with other smallmouth bass fishing clubs or entities;
to better the access, both public and private, to our fishing waters
for association members and the general public;
to acquire by way of grant, gift, purchase, bequest, devise or
otherwise, real and personal property and to use and apply such
property to the realization of the objects of the Society;
to buy, own, hold, lease, mortgage, sell and convey such real and
personal property as may be necessary or desirable in carrying out the
objects of the Society.
you would like to learn more about our by-laws you can read a full
copy of our complete memorandum of asociation and by-laws by clicking
this link: RBANS-MOA-BYLAWS.
If you have any questions about RBANS please feel free to contact us for more information.