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For safety’s sake

THE Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has reported a more than 50 per cent rise in fatal sea angling incidents - 11 sea anglers lost their lives while sea angling in 2007, which was up from seven in 2006.
It added that all the deaths occurred last year between May and October, with seven happening whilst […]


More Government support for the commercial fishing communities

THE North Sea Women’s Network - an international organisation based in Scotland, set up to better the lives and livelihoods of people living in coastal communities - is hosting a conference in Edinburgh next month to look at the issues surrounding the management of change in coastal communities.
Funded by the Scottish Government and sponsored […]


Sustainable haddock farming ?

SUSTAINABLY farmed haddock could soon be on the plates of UK consumers thanks to Argyll-based Viking Fish Farms.
It is anticipated that the production of haddock in the UK could be around 5,000 tonnes per annum.
Unlike cod farming where the feed is based on fish meal and oil, Viking plans to use an alternative feed using […]


The Eliminator

It may sound like the name of the destructive robot in the next big action movie, but the Eliminator is actually a lifesaver: it reduces bycatch of cod in the haddock bottom trawl fishery.
The winning fishing gear takes advantage of the behaviour differences of fish: haddock swim upward when they encounter the net and are […]


Solway Cockle fishery has re-opened

The Solway Shellfish Management Association (SSMA) Board has reopened the Solway Firth cockle fishery to licence holders.
The results of rigorous stock assessments and research commissioned by the SSMA has set a quota of 500 tonnes to be shared among 100 hand gathering licences, 6 vessel licences and 1 tractor licence over the 7 week season.
It […]

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