Archive for December, 2008

Help for commercials

Help for commercials

Help for fishermen to meet the cost of new conservation measures agreed at December Council, have been announced by the Scottish government. If follows fisheries negotiations which were dominated by the future of the west coast fishing communities and now the Scottish Government is helping skippers meet the requirements of new conservation regulations and keep […]

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You can have your cod

You can have your cod

And eat it too !!! Young’s Seafood – the biggest seafood company in the UK is to put North Sea cod back on the menu two years after it stopped doing so due to concerns about the stocks. Fisheries secretary Richard Lochhead said: “This vote of confidence by Young’s is another illustration of the successful […]

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Marine Bill – Environmental Assessment

Marine Bill – Environmental Assessment

The Scottish Marine Bill SEA Environment Report is now available for comment and we would be grateful for your views. The deadline for submitting comments is 23 Jan 2009. The Report, the Non Technical Summary  and details on how to respond can be found here.

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Sharkatag 2009

Sharkatag 2009

Sharkatag 2009 has finished – the event ran from the 12th to the 14th of June – its main aims were to tag as many fish as possible from the shore and boat; to highlight the urgent need for shark, ray and skate conservation in Scottish waters, and to raise the public awareness of sea […]

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Elasmobranchs TAC updates

Elasmobranchs TAC updates

Following on from the meeting with Mr Lochhead we had some brief discussions with the Marine Directorate (MD) regarding Scotland’s position regarding the EU shark, skate and ray proposals for this months CFP talks. If successful this will mean by next week : Rays – 25% reduction in TAC on rays and introduction of a […]

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SSACN meeting with Mr Lochhead

SSACN meeting with Mr Lochhead

A Scottish first – A Fisheries Minister prepared to meet and listen to sea anglers. SSACN held their first ever meeting with the man at the top – Cabinet Secretary Lochhead – on Thursday. It has taken 4 years to get to this point but our general feeling following the meeting was very positive, in […]

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Sustainable seas for all RIA

Sustainable seas for all RIA

A Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in relation to the proposals within “Sustainable Seas for All – a consultation on Scotland’s first marine bill” is now available for comment. It provides information on the options discussed and the probable impact and cost of these options. Download it from here. The final RIA, which will be […]

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Remember the quota consultation ?

Remember the quota consultation ?

Liberal Democrat Fisheries spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has demanded the Scottish Government makes progress on finalising plans for quota management in Scotland. The Scottish Government launched the quota management and licensing consultation in May and promised to consult further once responses had been analysed. The outcome of consultation report has yet to be published and […]

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