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Archive for May, 2008


31
May

Deeper cuts proposed for 2009

The European Commission is proposing to make deeper than usual cuts in fishing quotas in 2009 to tackle depleted stocks.
In a policy document the EU claim 88% of EU fish stocks are now overexploited versus 80% at this time last year and a global average of 25%; they also claim Europe’s domestic catch has decreased [...]


29
May

Solway Tidelines - July 08

The latest edition of Tidelines is now at the printers.
It contains a really good article by Ian highlighting SSACN’s Event and the sea angling debate at Holyrood as well as highlighting the need to halt the decline of inshore stocks to help ensure there will be ‘Fish for the Future’.
Tidelines is available for download [...]


26
May

SOS Newsletter - May 2008

Things have moved a long way in the past 12 months regarding shark protection and there is a real chance of sensible shark management providing The EU commission follow the scientific advice for the EU shark management plan (CPOA) due out around the end of the year.
When SOS was founded just three years ago, we [...]


22
May

Megrim migraine

SELLING 600 kilos of unrecorded megrim at the Scalloway market last December cost a skipper almost £3,000 at Lerwick Sheriff Court.
The skipper of the Banff registered fishing vessel Scotia was fined £2,100 plus the value of the fish at £764 after pleading guilty to not recording 574 kilo of the species in the vessel’s logsheet.


21
May

Managing Scotland’s fish quota

The review of the management of Scotland’s fish quota was outlined today by Richard Lochhead; the key objectives are :

To safeguard Scotland’s traditional fishing rights for now and the future by keeping them in Scotland.
Make sure Scottish fishermen get their fair share of quota providing stability and security so that businesses can plan for the [...]


20
May

More on the moratorium

Reaction to the Scottish Government move to ban the transfer of licences and fixed quota allocations from Scottish fishing vessels during a consultation period for a new Scottish quota and licensing regime has come thick and fast today.
In the morning, UK Fisheries Minister Jonathan Shaw and UKAFPO chairman Jim Portus joined NFFO in condemning the [...]


20
May

The 3rd Shark Alliance meeting

Ian and Denis representing Save our Sharks (SOS) and SSACN have just returned from Brussels where they attended the third Shark Alliance members meeting.
They attended various workshops at the meeting and helped make plans for the 2008 European Shark Week. Last years European Shark week resulted in over 20,000 signatures demanding sensible shark management being [...]


19
May

M&J say NO

M&J Seafood has announced that it will no longer be supplying bluefin tuna to the foodservice market; this follows its ban on all shark products in its portfolio.
M&J say the decision underlines its “strenuous” efforts to support and promote sustainable and ethical sourcing and champion the use of underutilised species.
Bluefin has become a threatened species [...]


19
May

NFFO upset with SNP fisheries policy

Today the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO), England’s main catching sector group, accused the Scottish Government of a “pre-emptive strike” over a licensing and quota issue which underlines the differing policies being pursued North of the Border.
The NFFO believes the Scottish Government moratorium on the transfer of licences and FQA units go well [...]

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