Archive for September, 2007

Letter from Richard Lochhead – Cabinet Secretary

Letter from Richard Lochhead – Cabinet Secretary

The following is a summary of a letter received from Mr Lochhead. First of all, I fully recognise the role of RSAs as stakeholders in the fishing sector; appreciate the role that RSAs can play in the development of our economy, and it is important that their voice as well as that of commercial fishermen […]

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Parliamentary Motion – Don’t Ignore the Plight of Scotland’s Seas

Parliamentary Motion – Don’t Ignore the Plight of Scotland’s Seas

S3M-446 Robin Harper (Lothians) (Green) :  Don’t Ignore the Plight of Scotland’s Seas— That the Parliament supports Scottish Environment LINK’s calls for a Scottish Marine Bill; regrets that the Scottish Government has made no commitment to introducing a Scottish Marine Bill in the next year; believes that Scottish marine legislation is essential to ensure that […]

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And maybe some help for Porbeagle

And maybe some help for Porbeagle

Also in the letter from the Scottish Government they also indicate there could also be protection for the Porbeagle on the way “Finally, I note your point on shark finning and we share your general concerns about the practice. I am aware of wider concern that the ratio of fin weight to shark weight is […]

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Scottish public support restrictions on commercial fishing

Scottish public support restrictions on commercial fishing

THE Scottish public would support restrictions on commercial fishing if it was necessary to protect marine ecology, a new survey has revealed. The poll was commissioned by the Wildlife Trust to examine public attitudes to our coastal waters. It found that a majority of Scots questioned – 87 per cent – placed the conservation of […]

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The wastefulness of modern commercial fishing

The wastefulness of modern commercial fishing

A study by Government scientists into discards in British waters has found that almost two thirds of the fish caught are thrown back over the side dead. It is estimated that over 60 million fish per year are discarded in the English Channel, Western Approaches, Celtic and Irish Seas; over 500 million in waters around […]

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