Archive for January, 2008

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT – Sea Angling MOTION

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT – Sea Angling MOTION

Date of Lodging: 7 January 2008 – Short Title: Recreational Sea Angling S3M-01096 John Scott (Ayr) (Con): That the Parliament notes the economic and social importance of recreational sea angling to communities along the west coast and across Scotland; further notes that around 225,000 people participate in the sport annually with an average spend of […]

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Response on Sharks and Rays questions.

Response on Sharks and Rays questions.

At last SOS and SSACN have got confirmation on the news that we have been long waiting for, which confirms the 5% bycatch limit on spurdog will apply to all European waters. To quote the Scottish Marine Directorate, This will “effectively prevent any EU vessel from pursuing a targeted spurdog fishery In other words Etive, […]

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Sustainable Seas Task Force

Sustainable Seas Task Force

SSACN have been invited to join a new task force set up by the Scottish Government to consider the actions needed to ensure the sustainable management of Scotland’s coast and seas with a view to developing a set of proposals for Scottish marine legislation. Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead will chair the Task Force. The first […]

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Nul Points

Nul Points

A recent email (slightly edited) into SSACN raises a couple of interesting points and an interesting question. Email us any views you may have – just click on the icon below and follow the instructions to reveal a real email address. Your input will be greatly appreciated. Send Mail Dear Sir, Not that long ago, […]

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West of Scotland Cod stocks collapse

West of Scotland Cod stocks collapse

The ICES Fishery Science Services (FSS) considers that this stock has collapsed. Estimates indicate a decline in recruitment in the last decade, correlated with a decline in the spawning stock to the lowest levels observed although the estimate of the 2005 year class is slightly higher. There has been a mismatch between survey and catch […]

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