The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

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Archive for September, 2008


A Danish quota proposal

At today’s Council of Fisheries Ministers meeting, the Danish fisheries minister, Eva Kjer Hansen, presented her input regarding the reform of the CFP to be in place by 2012.
She proposed a regime change from landed fish to caught fish, that is to say, that in future everything caught should be counted as quota rather than [...]


Reminder - SSACN AGM

It’s time for our first AGM as a registered charity.
This years meeting will be held at the Loch Lomond Aquarium SEA LIFE Centre on the 1st October at 6:15pm. Invites to Members have gone out by email but non-members may apply to attend by email - see our ‘Contact Us’ page.
Apart from updates from those [...]


First No-Take Zone

A new dawn has broken over the troubled waters around the Island of Arran on Saturday; it brought new hope to the islands community for a better future of their marine heritage and environment.
The Scottish Government has created Scotland’s first ‘No-Take Zone’ in Lamlash Bay on the Isle of [...]


Parliamentary Questions - Tope

By Karen Gillon (Clydesdale) (Lab):
12 September 2008To ask the Scottish Executive at what level it considers tope stock would become at risk in the Solway Firth.(S3W-16074)
Mr Richard Lochhead :  Generally the Scottish Government receives advice on the state of fish stocks from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) and would consider [...]


The CFP is not working

Joe Borg, the EU commissioner responsible for fishing yesterday delivered a harsh verdict on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), saying it was not working, in need of overhauling and though not due for a review until 2012, that it could be reappraised earlier.
In his statement he said that in its current form, the CFP does [...]


Shock tactics off Ayrshire coast

From the Ayshire Post -
ILLEGAL fishing is raking in thousands of pounds per DAY off the Ayrshire coast as electronic charges used to get lucrative razor fish for the Spanish market kill off a host of other sea life.
A spokesman for the SFPA confirmed that fishing with electric current is illegal but said that [...]


MSC Annual list 08/09

Scottish haddock and cod along with around 70 other types of seafood should remain in the sea according to recommendations from The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in its annual list of which fish to eat, and which to avoid.
Ironically, produce from one of Scotland’s flagship stocks, the nephrops fishery in Loch Torridon which is certified [...]


Another cross party debate

The benefits of another recreational activity - sailing and boating - will be debated in Holyrood. As with the sea angling debate earlier this year, the motion has received cross party support.
In both cases politicians have recognised the direct and indirect economic contributions made by the recreational sector.
S3M-02472# Stuart McMillan (West of Scotland) (Scottish National [...]


Reporting incidents to the SFPA

You can use this web page to report any kind of fisheries related activity you think might be suspicious to the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency.
The report can be anonymous if you wish but if you give contact details it will help if any clarification is required.
If you want to speak to someone about suspicious [...]

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