Archive for June, 2009

Blue Desert

Blue Desert

Why is no one brave enough to stand up to the fishing industry? By George Monbiot. Abstracted from his blog. I live a few miles from Cardigan Bay. Whenever I can get away, I take my kayak down to the beach and launch it through the waves. Often I take a handline with me, in […]

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Another family just making a living

Another family just making a living

The Portuguese Judicial Police have dismantled a group operating in the district of Viana do Castelo that had been implicated in a EUR 6 million fiscal fraud case related to the sale of frozen fish and shellfish. The group, made up of six members of the same family, imported frozen products and later sold them […]

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One way of looking at it

One way of looking at it

Commercial fishermen want the authorities to stop invoking the Proceeds of Crime Act on them when they break EU quota rules. This follows on from the recent W. Stevenson and Son case where the Newlyn firm was ordered to pay £710,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act in compensation following an earlier conviction of several […]

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Eire support sea angling

Eire support sea angling

Conor Lenihan, TD, Minister of State for Natural Resources, launched a new sea angling guide at Buswell’s Hotel in Dublin today (24th June 2009). The publication, entitled ‘A guide to sea angling in the Eastern Region’ is written by Norman Dunlop, one of the main experts on sea angling in Ireland and is published by […]

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Inclusion – exclusion

Inclusion – exclusion

Martin Salter MP A few days ago, in my capacity as chair of the all-party angling group and my party’s spokesman on angling, I convened a meeting with the new governing body for angling, the Angling Trust, which brought together representatives from coarse, game and sea fishing. It discussed several issues, some of which have […]

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Sea angling – a benefit

Sea angling – a benefit

Bernard Jenkin MP The North Essex test of the Bill is whether the sustainability of the inshore fisheries is protected and improved; only then will Essex fishermen and their successors enjoy a sustainable industry. The Bill must also provide for recreational fishing, which I believe is one of the most unsung and under-exploited generators of […]

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Nothing to fear ?

Nothing to fear ?

Parliamentary spokesman for Angling and Reading West MP Martin Salter spoke yesterday in the House of Commons in support of the Marine and Coastal Access Bill which received an unopposed Second Reading and will now go into its final committee stage. The Bill, which is expected to become law in October, has been eagerly awaited […]

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Commercial sector 2008 values

Commercial sector 2008 values

The figures show that 371,000 tonnes of fish were landed by Scottish vessels with a total value of £395 million. Landings by Scottish based vessels Shellfish landings made up 39 per cent by value and 17 per cent by volume of all landings by Scottish-based vessels in 2008, with a total value of £155 million […]

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