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EU to fund commercial sector to get into sea angling

| March 20, 2014
EU to fund commercial sector to get into sea angling

Whilst governments continue to ignore the interests of sea angling they are quite happy to provide the commercial sector with funding to get involved in it. In the latest example, at the EU, the Directorate General for Internal Policies urged fishermen to embrace tourism and speaking after the meeting in Brussels, Struan Stevenson MEP, Conservative […]

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Call for deep sea trawling ban

| March 17, 2014
Call for deep sea trawling ban

According to an article by Les Watling in Nature industry interests should not be allowed to derail a European Union vote on whether to prohibit a destructive fishing technique. This month, the European Union (EU) is scheduled to vote on a proposed ban on deep-sea bottom trawling. If passed, the ban would be the first […]

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The state of the Clyde debated in Holyrood

| March 13, 2014
The state of the Clyde debated in Holyrood

A members’ business debate on motion S4M-08449, in the name of Kenneth Gibson, on Clyde 2020. The Motion debated – That the Parliament acknowledges the commitment of Scottish ministers to meet the requirement under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive to bring the Clyde up to Good Environmental Status by 2020; recognises the substantial economic, social […]

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Shark cull to start in WA

| January 6, 2014
Shark cull to start in WA

Since the Western Australian (WA) Government announced plans to cull White Sharks in December it has been a controversial and widely debated topic with school children from as far away as Canada writing the WA Premier to ask for the scientific evidence to support such a cull. Following seven shark related deaths in WA waters […]

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Value of Sea Angling 2012

| December 17, 2013
Value of Sea Angling 2012

The final report of the English project Sea Angling 2012 – a survey of recreational sea angling activity and economic value in England was released on 27 November 2013. Sea Angling 2012 was an English government-sponsored project to provide data on recreational sea angling that can help improve the scientific understanding of fish stocks off […]

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Sea angling worth £2Bn

| November 27, 2013
Sea angling worth £2Bn

Recreational sea angling in England supported over two billion pounds in total spending and supported over 23,000 jobs in 2012 according to the results published today of Sea Angling 2012 – a survey of recreational sea angling activity and economic value in England.  The results from the project – which was set up by Defra […]

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Defra announce 27 MCZ’s

| November 26, 2013
Defra announce 27 MCZ’s

27 new Marine Conservation Zones have been designated by Defra around the coast of England, covering in total an area approximately three times the size of Wiltshire, but have highlighted the need for far more zones if the long term decline in sea life is to be reversed. Defra have stated that the Marine Conservation […]

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Scottish government failing on MPA promises

| November 2, 2013
Scottish government failing on MPA promises

Alex Salmond’s government is failing to live up to many of its ambitious promises on climate change and protecting Scotland’s natural heritage, a study has concluded. The report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) said that the Scottish government’s efforts to set new standards on climate and protecting sealife have been repeatedly undermined […]

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