The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

            A charity registered in Scotland - RegNo:: SC039015

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 the lochs; the Commission’s proposals, if successful, will stop any such targeted fishery.

Scottish Sea Anglers believe the lochs up the west coast hold a unique resident population of Spurdog and the area is certainly a pupping ground for them.

The EU Commission is recommending that the 5% per cent bycatch rule which applied to the North Sea last year will apply to all European waters - the final decision will not be announced until December 17-19th.

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2 Responses to “The latest news from SSACN”

  1. 1
    First Visitor Says:

    Hi, great to see everyone getting together, we need an effective conservation group - keep up the good work

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    ian robinson Says:

    Looks to be coming on fine - best of luck.

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