Archive for September, 2008

Reminder – SSACN AGM

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 […]

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First No-Take Zone

First No-Take Zone

From the COMMUNITY OF ARRAN SEABED TRUST 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 […]

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Parliamentary Questions – Tope

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 […]

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The CFP is not working

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 […]

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Shock tactics off Ayrshire coast

Shock tactics off Ayrshire coast

From the Ayshire Post – http://tinyurl.com/5mfla8 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 […]

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Another cross party debate

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) […]

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Reporting incidents to the SFPA

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 […]

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Action on non-quota discards ?

Action on non-quota discards ?

SSACN are attending a meeting today where Cabinet Secretary Lochhead is expected to announce a major step towards reducing discards, including those of non-quota species. Apparently there is to be a discards ‘summit’ at the end of this month which will bring together industry representatives, scientists, conservationists and government in order to discuss measures to […]

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