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AGM – New date

| January 11, 2012
AGM – New date

As you’ll remember we had to call off the proposed AGM in November 2011 due to weather. It will now take place on Wednesday the 1st February 2012 at the Carlton Hotel, Prestwick (KA9 1TP) and will start at 7.00pm. If any Member would like to propose a Resolution, please ensure it is received by [...]

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Can you visualize ?

| January 10, 2012
Can you visualize ?

See how you can help. It’s all about visualizing data. If you can’t read it but want to get involved email contact@ssacn.org

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The Clyde–lessons will be learnt ?

| January 3, 2012
The Clyde–lessons will be learnt ?

Trawling for demersal fish species and nephrops has been responsible for the depletion of many key stocks in the Clyde. Prior to 1960, it has been calculated that 10 key whitefish species made up around 70% of the stocks in the Clyde and supported a viable fishery. Contrast that to today when 70% of all [...]

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Website Update

| January 1, 2012
Website Update

The SSACN website has undergone a bit of a facelift and some back-end modifications. As far as we are aware everything is back up and working properly, however, if you do come across any issues, please let us know.

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SSACN AGM–Cancelled

| December 8, 2011
SSACN AGM–Cancelled

Tonight’s (8/12/11) AGM has been cancelled because of the storm force winds that are due for the region today and the to the long distances many members need to travel. The police and met office are advising there will be trees down and local flooding. We will publish an alternative date once we have determined [...]

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Clyde SSMEI not fit for purpose

| December 8, 2011
Clyde SSMEI not fit for purpose

The EC has developed a set of common principles for marine spatial planning in the European Union. An examination of the Clyde Pilot SSMEI (Scottish Sustainable Marine Environment Initiative) against those principles has found major shortcomings in the Clyde Pilot. In a paper by Flannery and Cinneide (2011) they conclude the pilot “largely failed to [...]

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2012 Diary dates

| November 8, 2011

Looking ahead to 2012 ? Want to enjoy some good company and fishing ? Want to make a real difference ? Support the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme Help save Scotland’s sharks. Three Events which throughout the year. Download a copy of the poster and share it around.   Tagging is the only non-destructive assessment of [...]

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More money for the commercials

| November 1, 2011
More money for the commercials

A package of measures to help commercial fishermen meet increased fuel prices has been agreed by the European Fisheries Council. According to Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead :”The EU has today recognised the severe impact fuel prices are having on our fishermen. Over recent months, the Scottish Government has lobbied hard for European support and I [...]

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