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Archive for July 31st, 2008

80% of cod and saithe discarded

Jul 31st, 2008 | By ssacn | Category: Catching sector, SSACN Announcements

Two British trawlers, so far unnamed, were filmed discarding large quantities of fish in the North Sea by the Norwegian Coastguard.
According to them, British vessels regularly discard fish they have caught inside the Norwegian sector outside of it, as it is illegal to discard fish in the Norwegian controlled sector of the North Sea [...]

EU reaffirms spurdog protection

Jul 31st, 2008 | By ssacn | Category: EU Government News, Other Conservation, SSACN Announcements

Commercial fishermen within the NWWRAC (North Western Waters Regional Advisory Committee) wrote to the EU to try and have the 5% spurdog bycatch rules changed allowing them to catch more of the species.
Fortunately the Commission has declined this request with a distinct change of language which should be welcomed as it now appears they are [...]

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