Archive for February, 2009

Scottish sharks endangered

Scottish sharks endangered

according to Cabinet Secretary Lochhead “Our scientists tell us that some shark populations are critically endangered, and we need to respond to that advice.” With regards to the EU CPOA for sharks he reiterated his strong commitment to a plan with ‘much merit’ and indicated that the UK would champion it’s swift implementation. He went […]

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Licensing proposal creates row – again

Licensing proposal creates row – again

By keeping a direct link between a vessel and quota, tradable quotas would become a thing of the past. According to Fisheries Minister Lochhead, if Scotland is to have a vibrant, prosperous fishing industry, then the economic activity associated with quotas should remain in Scotland and not be traded away as is common throughout the […]

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Scottish sharks endangered

Scottish sharks endangered

according to Cabinet Secretary Lochhead “Our scientists tell us that some shark populations are critically endangered, and we need to respond to that advice.” With regards to the EU CPOA for sharks he reiterated his strong commitment to a plan with ‘much merit’ and indicated that the UK would champion it’s swift implementation. He went […]

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Scottish Marine Bill debate

Scottish Marine Bill debate

There were many contributions of interest to sea anglers in yesterday’s Holyrood debate on motion S3M-03528  — introduced by Cabinet Secretary Lochhead – That the Parliament notes the Scottish Government’s commitment to deliver a Scottish Marine Bill to drive sustainable economic growth and improve the stewardship of the seas around Scotland; acknowledges the positive response […]

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Safeguarding communities

Safeguarding communities

According to Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead "Fishing rights such as quotas are an asset of national importance to Scotland and the lifeblood of many of our coastal communities. If we are to have a vibrant, prosperous fishing industry in the future we must put in place arrangements to help safeguard those rights. Very much the […]

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£5.8 million in grants

£5.8 million in grants

Cabinet Secretary for Fisheries and local Moray MSP Richard Lochhead has detailed fifty projects which will create dozens of jobs and safeguard hundreds more in Scotland’s fishing, processing and aquaculture sectors will benefit from grants totalling more than 5.8 million. Successful projects from the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) include making vessels more fuel efficient, improving […]

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Ribbon Fish- Updated

Ribbon Fish- Updated

with a photo of the actual fish – thanks to Alan Charlton.   . A rare deep water Ribbonfish – Regalecus glesne – also known as an Oarfish has been washed up on the beach at Hauxley, near Amble in Northumberland. Ribbon fish are very rare in UK waters – only three or four have been […]

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Beamer breaks rules

Beamer breaks rules

The Plymouth-registered beam trawler Admiral Blake (PH440) flouted fishing rules and fished  in a closed area under cover of darkness – the owners and master plead guilty at Truro Magistrates court to a range of fisheries offences; fines and costs imposed  on them totalled £40,224. The Admiral Blake, used the cover of darkness to fish […]

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