2016 Time to think again
In 2011, we asked a number of people across a broad range of interests to select any aspect of the state of Scotland’s marine environment, fish stocks, sea angling, conservation etc. and give us their views. They can be found here.
We hoped that they would provide readers with some (new) insights, provoke some alternative thinking or just simply show you how sea angling has a part to play in delivering a greener, fairer, wealthier, healthier and inclusive Scotland.
Now 5 years on we have once more asked a wide range of contributors to provide a series of articles which we hope will cause you to think about the near-shore the marine environment, the challenges and opportunities for Scottish sea angling and its long term potential.
In 2011, we summarized the Scottish sea angling position as heading towards terminal decline, have things changed at all ?
Please read on and let us know your thoughts by using the contact form at the end of this page.
|Changes in the past 5 years||SSACN Article||Marine spatial planning||David Adams McGilp|
|Selected Quotes||SSACN Article||MPAs and sea-angling||Dr J Thorburn|
|The Scottish Government’s view of fisheries||Richard Lochhead MSP||Impacts of MPAs on the Ecosystem||Dr J Thorburn|
|Engaging with local communities and groups||Noel Hawkins||MPA Consultation – A combative or collaborative process?||Dr S Campbell|
|Lessons learnt on lines||Sarah Brown||The MPA process and salmon aquaculture||Dr S Campbell|
|Marine tourism in Scotland||Stuart McMillan MSP||Am I right to be optimistic ?||Ian Burrett|
|Travels with my rod II||Phill Williams||Sharks….. we need them||Esther Jacobs Overbeeke|
|Is this our last year fishing in Scotland ?||Mark G Egan||Scottish Sharks & Cod Selfies||Dr L Smith|
At this point we would like to point out that as we fully expected the depleted state of the Clyde was likely to be one of the issues raised, the Clyde Fishermen’s Association was invited contribute – unfortunately no submission was received.