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Luce Bay Consultation

| August 27, 2011
Luce Bay Consultation

The Scottish government is holding a consultation regarding proposed management plans for the Luce Bay Special Area of Conservation (SAC); it is based on various recommendations put forward by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The consultation closes Thursday 15 September 2011. The intention of the Plan is to manage commercial fishing in a way which ensures [...]

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Clyde IFG consultation

| July 26, 2011
Clyde IFG consultation

The Clyde Inshore Fisheries Group (IFG) is about to undertake formal public consultation on the Clyde IFG (draft) Management Plan. But you’ll have to move quickly – public surgeries will be held over the course of the next week or so to allow stakeholders to view and comment on the Plan, but the plan itself [...]

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July 2011 Newsletter

| July 24, 2011

For this edition we have a new Editor - Julie Hope - who joined us just recently as our new SSTP Project Coordinator – download it here. This last quarter has seen a major change in the political position regarding sharks with Fisheries Minister Lochhead recognising that protecting vulnerable marine species is crucially important and [...]

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Defra sea angling study

| July 16, 2011
Defra sea angling study

Press release from Defra Sea anglers in England are to be asked what fish they catch and what they return in the biggest ever survey of the sport in England. The survey, Sea Angling 2012, aims to find out how many people enjoy the sport, how much fish they catch, what is returned alive, and [...]

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An end to discards ?

| July 13, 2011
An end to discards ?

Reflecting the fact that the historic top-down legislative approach from Brussels has failed the EC has finally set out its long awaited and radical plans for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) including measures which are meant to bring an end to the wasteful practice of discards. The reform will introduce a decentralised approach [...]

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Great use of length/weight charts

| July 8, 2011

Now here’s a great use of the length/weight charts available from the SSTP Events page as a pdf download. It comes from an email from the Loch Ryan SAC and refers to a competition they were running : ‘the heaviest fish went to Graham Richardson with a special catch, this was a starry smooth hound [...]

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Measure it !

| July 5, 2011

Caught a good fish ? – Want to know what it weighs ? Forget the spring balance - just measure its total length ! Weighing a fish by measuring its length means you can get it back in the water quickly !! You’ll find a ‘calculator ‘ for some of the key whitefish here and [...]

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COAST appoint Project Officer

| July 5, 2011
COAST appoint Project Officer

Andrew Binnie has been appointed as COAST’s Marine Project Officer. Originally from Glasgow, Andrew has developed strong management skills working with a wide variety of community based organisations ranging from the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust and Castlemilk Economic Development Agency to as far afield as Tajikistan and Madasgascar. His key tasks as Marine Project [...]

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