Archive for February, 2009

IFG Coordinator jobs

IFG Coordinator jobs

Vacancies for IFG (Inshore Fisheries Group) Coordinators in the Clyde, South East and Outer Hebrides have been announced by Seafish but the salaries of up to £31,680 will be paid by the Scottish government. According to the job spec IFGs aim to improve the management of Scotland’s inshore fisheries out to 6nm and to give […]

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Skate at the SeaLife Centre

Skate at the SeaLife Centre

James Thorburn will be presenting a summary of his MSc project “Ecology of the Common Skate” at the Sea Life Centre, Loch Lomond at 2pm on Monday 9th March. Afterwards SSACN (The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network) and SNH (Scottish Natural Heritage) will provide an update on proposed future work on Common Skate, Spur Dog […]

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New Environment Minister

New Environment Minister

Roseanna Cunningham has taken over from Mike Russell as the Scotland government’s Environment Minister. On taking up her post she spoke of her determination to play a leading role in creating a cleaner, greener Scotland saying – "As we approach the mid-term of this Parliament it is an exciting and challenging time to be picking […]

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Opposition to Barra SAC – Update

Opposition to Barra SAC – Update

Western Isles SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan has held a meeting in Brussels with representatives of the EC to discuss the potential implications of the proposed Barra marine SAC. Dr Allan commented: ‘I had a frank meeting today with Michael O’Briain of the European Commission’s directorate general environment, nature and biodiversity unit about the prospect of […]

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Lochhead response to Art47

Lochhead response to Art47

Thank you for your email of 2 February 2009 on behalf of Denis Kelly, Secretary of the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network (SSACN). Mr Kelly refers to proposals for a Council Regulation establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy. The Regulation was adopted and published by […]

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EU eases on impact of sea angling.

EU eases on impact of sea angling.

As increasing pressure is mounted on the EU commission concerning Article 47 of the proposed control regulations, press releases keep appearing on both sides of the channel which indicate the perceived original intentions of Article 47 are being watered down. Joe Borg, the fisheries commissioner assured anglers last week that the proposals wouldn’t affect the […]

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Lamlash Bay NTZ

Lamlash Bay NTZ

The Scottish Government has issued a Statutory Instrument (SSI) which prohibits all fishing for sea fish within Lamlash Bay, Isle of Arran, regardless of the method of fishing employed. This constitutes a ‘No Take Zone’. The SSI No 317/2008 is entitled The Inshore Fishing (Prohibition on Fishing) (Lamlash Bay) (Scotland) Order 2008 can be found […]

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Art47 update

Art47 update

Anglers are extremely angry that the EU are proposing to extend the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) through Article 47 of the proposed Control Regulations to control their sport, especially so given it is such a low impact activity when compared to the 2 billion fish discarded annually in the North Sea due to the inefficient […]

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