Archive for November, 2007

Voluntary temporary closures

Voluntary temporary closures

Update :: The joint initiative developed by the industry and the Scottish Government whereby skippers at sea sound the alert when they encounter stocks of small cod and the fishery is voluntarily closed has now been extended to protect the future breeding stock of cod. This means from today the scheme will now cover larger […]

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Undershoot on prawn quotas this year

Undershoot on prawn quotas this year

IT is looking increasingly unlikely that the UK’s West Coast and North Sea prawn quotas will be taken up this year. Latest statistics show a West Coast uptake of 68.6% with the North Sea at 69% and the producers organization are predicting the likely uptake for the North Sea of around 85% and West Coast […]

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Solway Cockle fishery has re-opened

Solway Cockle fishery has re-opened

The Solway Shellfish Management Association (SSMA) Board has reopened the Solway Firth cockle fishery to licence holders. The results of rigorous stock assessments and research commissioned by the SSMA has set a quota of 500 tonnes to be shared among 100 hand gathering licences, 6 vessel licences and 1 tractor licence over the 7 week […]

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