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Defra & Article 47

Feb 15th, 2009 | By ssacn | Category: UK Government News

Venue : Room 613 Millbank - London Date : 27th Jan 2009 Time : 11-1pm
Keith Porter - DEFRA/Chair, Kevin Williamson - MFA, Anthony Hynes - DEFRA,
Eileen Imamoo – DEFRA, Virginia Hall - DEFRA, Mike Smith - CEFAS, Leon Roskilly - SACN,
Michael Bailey - Brixham Sea [...]

Tyneside for the UK MMO

Feb 13th, 2009 | By ssacn | Category: UK Government News

Tyneside will be the home of the headquarters of a new body to regulate and manage the sea around England.
Marine and Fisheries Minister Huw Irranca-Davies said Tyneside is ideally placed to host the groundbreaking new Marine Management Organisation (MMO).
The MMO, part of the government’s pioneering Marine and Coastal Access Bill, will be a centre of [...]

UK Government needs to act

Feb 7th, 2009 | By ssacn | Category: UK Government News

Struan Stevenson, Scottish MEP (Cons) and Fisheries Spokesman in the European Parliament believes it is the turn of the UK government to stand up for recreational anglers and fight against the EC proposal to extend the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) to control our fishing.
Although two clauses were removed from the Draft Marine & Coastal Access [...]

UK Government not consulted on Art 47

Jan 23rd, 2009 | By ssacn | Category: UK Government News

As you can see from the following the UK Government were not consulted re Art47 of the proposed regulation - yet it is also proposed to introduce it by Jan 01 2010. As a matter of record, no UK recreational sea angling bodies were consulted either.
Bill Wiggin (Leominster, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State [...]

Latest EU nonsense

Jan 22nd, 2009 | By ssacn | Category: EU Government News

Antonia Mochan, Head of Media, European Commission Representation to the UK sent the following out in response to the debate around Article 47.
“Contrary to reports, the European Commission is not proposing to bring angling into the Common Fisheries Policy.
You may have heard reports that the European Commission is planning to bring all anglers under [...]

UK Government won’t fight Art47

Jan 18th, 2009 | By ssacn | Category: UK Government News

Bill Wiggin MP, the Conservative Party’s Shadow Fisheries Minister, attacked the Government for failing to take action to save the recreational sea angling from damaging EU proposals.
After Environment Secretary Hilary Benn refused to oppose Article 47 or even acknowledge angler’s concerns in the House of Commons, Bill Wiggin said: “By refusing to stand up [...]

EU to adopt ecosystem approach

Jan 15th, 2009 | By ssacn | Category: EU Government News

The EU Parliament has adopted a report on the Commission communication “The role of the Common Fisheries Policy in implementing an ecosystem approach to marine management”.
According to MEPs, this initiative will contribute to ensuring fisheries are exploited sustainably from the social, environmental and economic points of views.
The EP also urges the Commission to reconsider the [...]

MEP says no to Article 47

Jan 9th, 2009 | By ssacn | Category: EU Government News

Neil Parish MEP West Country has vowed to continue fighting proposals to force sea anglers to keep records of fish caught.
The EU proposal for the Monitoring of Recreational Fisheries (Article 47) would force sea anglers to keep records of fish they catch and all boats which they use to be registered as fishing vessels under [...]

EU admits biodiversity plan failing

Jan 6th, 2009 | By ssacn | Category: EU Government News

The EU has admitted it is “highly unlikely” to meet its objective of putting a stop to biodiversity loss by 2010 and that for the bloc to even come close to achieving the target, “intensive efforts” will have to be made by the Commission and individual member states.
This was the key finding of the mid-term [...]

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