Archive for April, 2009

Marine Bill introduced

Marine Bill introduced

Scotland’s first Marine Bill has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. Rural Affairs and Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said the bill is set to deliver more opportunities to boost the economy while improving conservation measures. It follows calls from environmental groups, the marine industry and coastal communities for more effective, joined up management of Scotland’s […]

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End Shark finning

End Shark finning

Anglo-Spanish boats administered from Ayr and Ullapool have applied for 16 shark finning permits this year. Seven permits were issued in 2006 and seven in 2007. Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead today called for an to end the practice of shark finning in European waters. It came as possible measures to tighten up procedures in Scotland’s […]

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End Shark finning

End Shark finning

Anglo-Spanish boats administered from Ayr and Ullapool have applied for 16 shark finning permits this year. Seven permits were issued in 2006 and seven in 2007. Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead today called for an to end the practice of shark finning in European waters. It came as possible measures to tighten up procedures in Scotland’s […]

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Net policy all at sea

Net policy all at sea

The unregulated manufacture and sale of fishing nets needs to be stopped (A letter in the Times Online)   Sir, Frank Pope’s analysis (April 23) of the current situation in Europe’s fishing industry makes many valid points. But he omits the fundamental factor causing the overfishing problem — the unregulated manufacture and sale of fishing […]

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SSACN Press release – EU Shark Plan

SSACN Press release – EU Shark Plan

“Scottish sea anglers welcome EU shark plan” SSACN launch the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network (SSACN) has been lobbying both the EU and Scottish parliament for a coherent approach to shark conservation and management for a number of years. The EC has finally announced their conclusions and priority actions regarding […]

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Shark Action Plan

Shark Action Plan

Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead today welcomed the decision to adopt the European Union’s Shark Action Plan. Speaking from the Fisheries Council in Luxembourg today, where he signalled Scotland’s support for tougher restrictions, Mr Lochhead said: “I welcome and support the decision to prioritise this Shark Action Plan which is a well-balanced approach. “Our scientists tell […]

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Shark Action Plan

Shark Action Plan

Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead today welcomed the decision to adopt the European Union’s Shark Action Plan. Speaking from the Fisheries Council in Luxembourg today, where he signalled Scotland’s support for tougher restrictions, Mr Lochhead said: "I welcome and support the decision to prioritise this Shark Action Plan which is a well-balanced approach. "Our scientists tell […]

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Struan Stevenson to Joe Borg

Struan Stevenson to Joe Borg

Commissioner Joe Borg European Commission Rue de la Loi 200 B-1000 Brussels 22nd April 2009 Dear I am writing to urge you to consider the European Parliament’s position on the Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy, as voted on in […]

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