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Archive for December, 2007


31
Dec

Action to protect cod stocks

Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced that for the first four months of 2008 the Scottish fleet will be operating real time closures with the purpose of protecting spawning cod.
Having issued a map to fishermen which identifies areas where spawning cod may be found, the Government is actively encouraging them to avoid the areas [...]


30
Dec

Save our Fish and Save our Jobs

SSACN got a wee mention in the Sunday Post this weekend.
Stevie Gallagher, their journalist, had picked up on one of our papers The Forgotten Sea which gave him the inspiration. The following is the text of the article after scanning it in, any errors are either due to the OCR or my proofing
Save [...]


28
Dec

Parliamentary answer on shark finning

S3W-7829 - John Scott (Ayr) (Con) (Date Lodged 13 December 2007) : To ask the Scottish Executive how many permits it has issued in each of the last five years to allow the finning of sharks in Scottish waters.
Answered by Richard Lochhead (21 December 2007): Issue of permits to allow the removal of shark fins [...]


20
Dec

Black spot in the rose garden

The West of Scotland Fish Producers Organisation (WSFPO) said today that it is “deeply concerned” by the package of measures contained in a leaked Scottish Government paper on proposed changes to the quota management in Scotland.
They are concerned that although the Scottish Marine Directorate had discussed many general issues of the Quota Management Change Programme, [...]


19
Dec

EU Shark discussions - Struan Stevenson MSP

We have received a letter from Struan Stevenson MSP laying out his views on the Fisheries Council’s shark discussions. This post contains the gist of it; the complete document can be found here.
Key points from the letter :
The fact that the Fisheries Council discussed sharks on the agenda of their December meeting in Brussels represents [...]


17
Dec

Questions raised in Holyrood

The following questions of interest to sea anglers were raised by John Scott (Ayr)(Con) :
All begin with ‘To ask the Scottish Executive’ and were lodged on 13/12; answers are expected by 21/01.
S3W-7830 whether it has any plans to introduce closed areas for breeding spurdog.
S3W-7829 how many permits it has issued in each of the last [...]


13
Dec

Welsh Fisheries Strategy

Following on from the English, the Welsh Assembly Government has published a consultation document on their future Fisheries Strategy.
As well as commercial fishing and aquaculture, the draft strategy has significant coverage of both Recreational Sea Angling and Freshwater Fisheries in Wales.
Perhaps the Scottish Government may get around to developing a recreational fishing strategy at some [...]


12
Dec

European Shark Plan

SSACN as a member of The Shark Alliance welcomes the release of the EC’s consultation document for a Community Plan of Action (CPOA) for Sharks which addresses the plight of sharks and proposes a range of options for improvement.
The Commission document is now subject to a two-month stakeholder comment period and we urge everyone to [...]


12
Dec

Protected: ARA Freezes assets in Kilkeel Black Fish Case

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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