The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

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14
Dec

Elasmobranchs TAC updates

Following on from the meeting with Mr Lochhead we had some brief discussions with the Marine Directorate (MD) regarding Scotland’s position regarding the EU shark, skate and ray proposals for this months CFP talks. If successful this will mean by next week :

Rays - 25% reduction in TAC on rays and introduction of a 25% [...]


14
Dec

SSACN meeting with Mr Lochhead

A Scottish first - A Fisheries Minister prepared to meet and listen to sea anglers. SSACN held their first ever meeting with the man at the top - Cabinet Secretary Lochhead - on Thursday. It has taken 4 years to get to this point but our general feeling following the meeting was very positive, in [...]


11
Dec

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 [...]


06
Dec

Little known fact

It was in 1584 that the last two people were executed for beam trawling in UK waters.


04
Dec

Questions regarding Fisheries Article 47

In a recent mail to the Marine Directorate regarding the “Monitoring of Recreational Fisheries Article 47” we have asked for the following clarifications :
Monitoring of Recreational Fisheries Article 47
1. Recreational fisheries on a vessel in Community waters on a stock subject to a multiannual plan shall be subject to an authorisation for that vessel issued [...]


03
Dec

Marine Bill in Queen’s speech

In the recent Queen’s Speech, the UK government committed to introducing a full UK Marine and Coastal Access Bill in the new parliamentary session.
Hopefully this will mark the beginning of a process which will make a positive difference and that protected marine protected areas do not have to suffer the long drawn out rearguard actions [...]


03
Dec

EC PROPOSAL - REVIEW OF THE CONTROL REGULATION

SSACN has been invited by the Scottish Marine Directorate to join other representative organisations to help formulate their response to EU commission proposals on the review of the control regulation.
The following proposals have a direct effect on the future of RSA

Monitoring of Recreational Fisheries Article 47

Recreational fisheries on a vessel in Community waters on a [...]


28
Nov

Highlights - Sea Fisheries Debate 27/10/08

Selected highlights of interest to sea angling conservation
The Presiding Officer (Alex Fergusson): The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-2966, in the name of Richard Lochhead, on sea fisheries.
The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment (Richard Lochhead):
Today, we will debate not only total allowable catches and quotas, but a [...]


28
Nov

Arbroath visitors - tidy up your act

Condensed from an article in the Abroath Herald
NEW SIGNS have been erected at the entrance to Arbroath harbour banning fishing over the sea walls, however, although the signs are new, the actual prohibition of angling at the watchtower has been in place for many years.
Harbourmaster George Mair explained: “It has always been prohibited to fish [...]

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