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Nice try on Arran, but still nothing but mackerel

September 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Seven boats took part in a boat fishing competition on 1st Sept 2007 despite fish stocks being very low.
Entrants from all over Arran had large catches of mackerel but because there were very few cod and ling caught they were unable to award the original prizes for heaviest bag, biggest cod, biggest ling, best flatfish […]

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World Trade Organisation to propose new fishing rules

August 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Fish are disappearing from the oceans because of massive overfishing by rich countries, fueled by billions in subsidies every year. It’s unfair trade, and it’s killing the oceans.
Already, 90% of big fish like tuna and marlin are gone. If nothing changes, many fish populations will collapse beyond recovery-destroying ecosystems and harming those who rely on […]

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New laws to protect animals and habitats

August 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Tougher laws to protect animals and their habitats come into force this week.
Britain has strengthened legislation through the Habitats Regulations and new Offshore Marine Conservation Regulations to fall into line with EU laws.
Dolphins, marine turtles and otters are included on the list of European Protected Species who will benefit.
The new laws mean that offenders will […]

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ARA Freezes assets in Kilkeel Black Fish Case

August 17th, 2007 · No Comments

The Assets Recovery Agency (ARA), working in partnership with the Marine and Fisheries Agency (MFA), an executive agency of Defra, has successfully obtained restraint orders effectively freezing property in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland, held by three men convicted of landing fish stocks in excess of their permitted quota.
The restrained property includes assets identified as belonging to […]

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Supporting Shark Conservation - Ecuador

August 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Shark finning, the wasteful practice of slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea, is one of the most barbaric practices in commercial fishing.
It is officially banned in Europe, but in the UK, commercial fishermen can obtain a special permit to do it, by just phoning up and asking for one.
Ecuador has […]

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Sea Angling in the Solway - Present and Future

August 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

At our meeting with the Scottish Executives Fisheries people, Ian Burrett presented a paper on sea angling in the Solway - Present and Future. The following is a brief summary of it, the full version may found here.
The Solway is blessed with many different geological regions. Because of this it was once a haven […]

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SE - SSACN Meeting Kirkcubright

July 28th, 2007 · No Comments

As this was the first public meeting with all three organisations acting under the SSACN banner there was a quick briefing regarding that - it was met with approval by the SE, particularily as it gives them only one organisation to deal with.
They also recognised the effectiveness of some of our lobbying to date.
BUT […]

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IFG Meetings - SE looking for input

July 28th, 2007 · No Comments

There are a series of meetings being held around the country regarding Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFGs). The Scottish Executive intend that these groups will be given the responsibility to create a local inshore fisheries plan and that the IFGs should comprise only commercial fishing interests.

Ahead of the Solway IFG discussion meeting on Tuesday, we […]

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Joined-up Government 1

April 6th, 2006 · No Comments

UK vessels took over 80% of the North Sea Nephrops quota in 2005, a minimum mesh size of 80mm being allowed for both single and twin rig trawlers.
Consider though, that from 1999-2001 there had been a gradual move in the Scottish fleet towards a larger mesh size in the mixed nephrops / whitefish fishery, some […]

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