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UK Bass stocks are collapsing

RECENT scientific evidence shows that UK bass stocks are collapsing claims the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS).
In over 20 years of bass sampling they have never seen a period when the numbers of young bass have been as low for so long; they also say even some commercial fishermen have expressed concerns at the present [...]


Sharks in the Baltic

Stockholm 15th May 2008: A new report on sharks and related species in the Baltic Sea from the Shark Alliance highlights the threats to these over-looked fish and calls for improved conservation policies.
The report documents the distribution and status of 31 species sharks, rays and chimaeras (collectively known as cartilaginous fishes) in the Baltic and [...]


GFAC - Size does matter

Watch out for a red fishing smock.
Colin ‘Vespaman’ Robertson is on the loose and helping to try and get SSACNs’ ‘Give Fish A Chance’ message out to a wider audience.

You too can help, we are looking for people to help in any way - get through the day-to-day stuff that needs to be done, [...]


West Coast Herring Plan

The EC has also tabled a proposal for a Council regulation on a multi-annual plan for the management of herring fisheries to the West of Scotland.
The aim of the proposal is to ensure the sustainability of the fishery and prevent any sudden increase in fishing pressure which could jeopardise its future.
This will be achieved by [...]


Arran COAST consultation

Arran COAST trust ( are at the point of winning a 13 year long battle to have Lamlash Bay declared a Marine Protected Area which includes part of it as a No Take Zone (NTZ) - see below.

The purpose of the NTZ is to allow the regions Mearl beds to regenerate after years of destructive [...]


Andrew and Corey’s Edinburgh run

Andrew Keltie and his nephew Corey took part in the Great Edinburgh Run on Sunday 4th May 2008 to raise money on our behalf.
Andrew completed the race in 59.42m exactly 4 minutes quicker than last year, Corey completed it in a fantastic 53.15m.
Many, many thanks to these guys for going to such an extent [...]


World Ocean’s Day

World Oceans’ Day was established at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and is an international celebration of the seas aimed at raising awareness and understanding of the marine environment and threats to it.
There have been annual World Oceans’ Day events in Dumfries & Galloway almost every year since 1992 involving a [...]


Norway says NO to science

Norway must stop fishing for endangered species like coastal cod, halibut, redfish and eel, according to the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management.
It is the first time that the Directorate has voiced such strong opinion in favour of stopping the fishing for species listed on the official ranking of threatened marine species, reports The Norway Post.
Last [...]


Further down the foodchain

Once only caught for bait, squid is fast becoming the ingredient of choice and demand for it prompted Seafish to carry out research into the UK fishery – to investigate catching methods and sustainability.
Over the past year, Seafish Gear Technologists have undertaken sea trips on vessels engaged in the targeted squid fishery in North-east Scotland [...]

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