The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

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Archive for November 9th, 2007


09
Nov

The latest news from SSACN

After three years off intense campaigning by SOS and more lately SSACN, it looks likely that the Spurdog around Scotland’s deep water lochs will finally be safe from commercial exploitation.
The Spurdog biomass is down to 5% of its original size and is considered critically endangered by the IUCN.
English longliners have been targeting the Spurdog in [...]


09
Nov

SSACN visits the EU at Brussels

Two of the team have just returned from Brussels where they attended a conference hosted by the Shark Alliance - a coalition of forty plus conservation, fishing, diving, and scientific organizations dedicated to improving European Union shark fishing policies.
The Alliance used the opportunity to call on the Commission to propose that the European Council of [...]


09
Nov

A Scottish Marine Bill

Referring to the development of a Scottish Marine Bill, Mr Lochhead recently said "I am determined to use the months ahead to prepare the ground for ambitious and meaningful legislation……."No sensible person who cares about the future of the marine environment wants a half-cocked, incomplete bill."
The biodiversity of our marine environment is affected by [...]

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