The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

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Archive for January, 2008


16
Jan

Ministerial Statement - Voluntary Closures

Responding to the ministerial statement today on fisheries in which Richard Lochhead detailed that the first voluntary real time closure had taken place, John Scott MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs & the Environment, said:
“This is a welcome development in terms of delivering truly sustainable fisheries, as it turns theory into reality. Therefore, it [...]


14
Jan

SNP Dept of Rural Affairs on fishing

http://www.snp.org/policies/rural-affars recognises that ” … Scotland’s fishing industry provides tens of thousands of jobs and generates hundreds of millions of pounds for the Scottish economy. It also provides the heart of many of our coastal communities who depend on the success of that industry.
It also goes on to say ” Fishing is vital to our [...]


14
Jan

Parliamentary answer on Closures

There has been much made about the voluntary fishery closures introduced by the Scottish Government and agreed to by the commercial fishing industry - often referred to by those concerned and the media as being a ‘world leading’ measure.
There was a surprising answer to the following parliamentary question.
John Scott (Ayr) (Con): To ask the Scottish [...]


13
Jan

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT - Sea Angling MOTION

Date of Lodging: 7 January 2008 - Short Title: Recreational Sea Angling
S3M-01096 John Scott (Ayr) (Con): That the Parliament
notes the economic and social importance of recreational sea angling to communities along the west coast and across Scotland; further notes that around 225,000 people participate in the sport annually with an average spend of £1,375 for [...]


09
Jan

Response on Sharks and Rays questions.

At last SOS and SSACN have got confirmation on the news that we have been long waiting for, which confirms the 5% bycatch limit on spurdog will apply to all European waters.
To quote the Scottish Marine Directorate, This will “effectively prevent any EU vessel from pursuing a targeted spurdog fishery In other words Etive, [...]


03
Jan

Sustainable Seas Task Force

SSACN have been invited to join a new task force set up by the Scottish Government to consider the actions needed to ensure the sustainable management of Scotland’s coast and seas with a view to developing a set of proposals for Scottish marine legislation.
Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead will chair the Task Force.
The first meeting [...]


02
Jan

Nul Points

A recent email (slightly edited) into SSACN raises a couple of interesting points and an interesting question.
Email us any views you may have - just click on the icon below and follow the instructions to reveal a real email address. Your input will be greatly appreciated. Send Mail
Dear Sir,
Not that long [...]


02
Jan

Update TACs and Quotas

Position on TACs and Quotas - 5 Increase - 5 No Change - 16 Decrease
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Deeper cuts proposed for 2009
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01
Jan

West of Scotland Cod stocks collapse

The ICES Fishery Science Services (FSS) considers that this stock has collapsed.
Estimates indicate a decline in recruitment in the last decade, correlated with a decline in the spawning stock to the lowest levels observed although the estimate of the 2005 year class is slightly higher.
There has been a mismatch between survey and catch data for [...]

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