The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

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Archive for March 25th, 2008


25
Mar

Marine Environment Debate

Motion S3M-1602, in the name of Richard Lochhead saw the marine environment was debated in Holyrood on the 20th March 2008.
Mr Lochhead lead the debate speaking for 12 minutes without once mentioning sea angling.
He managed to include grey and common seals, whales, dolphins, porpoises, important seabird populations, ports and aquaculture.
He was also keen to point [...]


25
Mar

Scientists talk sense

Says Bertie Armstrong, the Scottish Fisherman’s Federation chief executive.
In a recent interview he said the Scottish industry had “got real about conservation” and “It’s now absolutely recognised that the scientists are not talking nonsense.”
This is the biggest change of attitude since his admissions last year that the catching sector in the past were actually guilty [...]


25
Mar

Car Boot Sale - Support SSACN

Update :: Terrific support on Sunday at Blochairn Market, Glasgow raised a goodly amount of funds for our work.
Particular thanks go to Sandy Kennedy of East Kilbride for donating a couple of rods on the day from his own tackle stall, and to Elizabeth Knott and William Darragh who run a stall for computer bits, [...]


25
Mar

No sea angling licence in England

Update :: In a written answer to a question (S3W-10898) by John Scott MSP (Con), Mr Lochhead stated "There are currently no plans to introduce rod licences".
Westminster today abandoned its current plans to introduce sea angling licences.
A provision enabling licences to be imposed has been withdrawn from the UK Government’s Marine Bill due to be [...]

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