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Archive for July, 2007


28
Jul

SE - SSACN Meeting Kirkcubright

As this was the first public meeting with all three organisations acting under the SSACN banner there was a quick briefing regarding that - it was met with approval by the SE, particularily as it gives them only one organisation to deal with.
They also recognised the effectiveness of some of our lobbying to date.
BUT [...]


28
Jul

IFG Meetings - SE looking for input

There are a series of meetings being held around the country regarding Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFGs). The Scottish Executive intend that these groups will be given the responsibility to create a local inshore fisheries plan and that the IFGs should comprise only commercial fishing interests.

Ahead of the Solway IFG discussion meeting on Tuesday, we [...]


25
Jul

Irish skipper fined

IRISH skipper/owner Denis McCarthy, has been ordered to pay a total of £18,600 in fines and costs for a series of offences in the Celtic Sea Hake Recovery Zone.McCarthy, of Skibereen, Co. Cork pleaded guilty at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Monday in a case brought by the Marine and Fisheries Agency (MFA).
McCarthy, who had claimed [...]


20
Jul

Dutch scallop dredger ordered to pay £47,000

The UK skipper and Dutch owners of the 38 metre Dutch scallop dredger, Jacoba UK307 were ordered to pay a total of £47,000 in fines and costs by Brighton magistrates on Friday July 20th.
Skipper Robert Johnston, 46, of Penzance, and owners Zeevisserij Pasterkamp of Urk, Netherlands, pleaded guilty to a total of 45 [...]


10
Jul

Prawn Fisheries face tighter regulation

Scotsman :: New measures to protect cod could mean tighter regulation of Scotland’s prawn fisheries next year - Bertie Armstrong said the pressure to conserve cod was likely to have a disproportionate impact on vessels targeting nephrops. He went on to say prawn fisheries already played a key role in the name of conservation.
Prawn fisheries [...]


02
Jul

Fishing Focus 7 issued

The latest issue of Fishing Focus is available as a PDF file from here on the Defra site

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