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You can have your cod

And eat it too !!! Young’s Seafood - the biggest seafood company in the UK is to put North Sea cod back on the menu two years after it stopped doing so due to concerns about the stocks.
Fisheries secretary Richard Lochhead said: “This vote of confidence by Young’s is another illustration of the successful partnership [...]


Marine Bill - Environmental Assessment

The Scottish Marine Bill SEA Environment Report is now available for comment and we would be grateful for your views. The deadline for submitting comments is 23 Jan 2009.
The Report, the Non Technical Summary  and details on how to respond can be found here.


Sustainable seas for all RIA

A Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in relation to the proposals within “Sustainable Seas for All - a consultation on Scotland’s first marine bill” is now available for comment. It provides information on the options discussed and the probable impact and cost of these options. Download it from here.
The final RIA, which will be published [...]


SSACN meeting with Cabinet Minister Lochhead

Delegates from SSACN met with Cabinet Secretary Lochhead today to discuss a broad range of factors affecting recreational sea angling in Scotland.
These included the progress of the Government commissioned economic study of Scottish sea angling undertaken by Glasgow Caledonian Univ; opportunities to revitalise and regenerate the stocks of interest to sea anglers and opportunities to [...]


Remember the quota consultation ?

Liberal Democrat Fisheries spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has demanded the Scottish Government makes progress on finalising plans for quota management in Scotland.
The Scottish Government launched the quota management and licensing consultation in May and promised to consult further once responses had been analysed. The outcome of consultation report has yet to be published and fishermen [...]


Fisheries Debate - Elaine Murray (Lab)

Dr Murray’s speech in yesterdays debate follows in full as it addressed many issues of direct concern to sea anglers.
I will deal now with species that are less familiar to most of the population, but which are affected by fishing practice, although they are not the main focus of the forthcoming negotiations. Sharks do not [...]


Call to allow spurdog to recover

Speaking during today’s debate in the Scottish Parliament on sea fisheries, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment John Scott MSP said:
“I would like to say a word about another under threat species - the Spurdog. The Cabinet Secretary will know that the European Commission are proposing a Total Allowable Catch of zero [...]


Scottish coastal waters out to 200NM

Scotland is to take greater responsibility for its coastal waters, which will now stretch 200 nautical miles out to sea. The Scottish Government agreed with the UK Government, through the Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) that planned marine bills from both administrations should be joined up.
As the Scottish Government wanted, Scotland will get new executively devolved [...]


EU Cod recovery plan

Scotland’s approach to cod fisheries is set to be rolled out across the rest of Europe as part of the new EU Cod Recovery Plan agreed at the November Fisheries Council in Brussels.
The new Cod Recovery Plan, builds on the approach set out in the Conservation Credits Scheme pioneered by the Scottish sector in 2008 [...]

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