The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

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Archive for September, 2007


The wastefulness of modern commercial fishing

A study by Government scientists into discards in British waters has found that almost two thirds of the fish caught are thrown back over the side dead.
It is estimated that over 60 million fish per year are discarded in the English Channel, Western Approaches, Celtic and Irish Seas; [...]


Nice try on Arran, but still nothing but mackerel

Seven boats took part in a boat fishing competition on 1st Sept 2007 despite fish stocks being very low.
Entrants from all over Arran had large catches of mackerel but because there were very few cod and ling caught they were unable to award the original prizes for heaviest bag, biggest cod, biggest ling, best flatfish [...]

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