Archive for August, 2009

Update on Article 47

Update on Article 47

Some ‘clarification’ given to Struan Stevenson by Joe Borg. “Thank you for your e-mail dated 25 June 2009 asking for clarifications on the stocks covered by Article 47 (on recreational fisheries) of the Commission’s proposal on how to improve the control of fishing activities in EU waters in the future. I believe that there is […]

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Sharkatag 2009 results

Sharkatag 2009 results

The venue for Sharkatag 2009 was the western end of The Solway in South West Scotland and the event ran from the 12th to the 14th of June. Key Points 175 Anglers pre-registered for the event 92% via the web page 29 additional angler walk ups 4 shore anglers, 24 kayaks and 50 boats took […]

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Potential quota crisis

Potential quota crisis

Members Post. Update :: Scientific advice for 2010 West of Scotland Haddock ICES advises that no fishing should take place in 2010 for haddock in VIa. ICES has also recommended the development of a management plan which is under development. West of Scotland cod ICES advises there should be no fishing on Cod in Division […]

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Moray Firth Survey

Moray Firth Survey

The Moray Firth Partnership is carrying out a public survey to provide more information about the wide variety of marine and coastal recreation and tourism activities that take place around the Moray Firth. The survey will help build a better profile of the firth’s many uses, identify areas of particular importance for recreation and its […]

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Bigger mesh reduces discards

Bigger mesh reduces discards

Not really a surprising statement but a BRIXHAM based fisherman who has been taking part in sustainable fishing sea trials says he will continue using bigger mesh nets to filter out unwanted catches. Sean Gibbs, skipper of trawler Barentzee, started using bigger nets 18 months ago and says he will not go back to using […]

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A letter from C.S. Lochhead

A letter from C.S. Lochhead

The text of a letter received by Ian following the visit of Cabinet Secretary Lochhead to Drummore to launch the study into the Economic Impact of Recreational Sea Angling in Scotland. Ian, I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to Luce Bay and many thanks indeed for organising the meeting with sea anglers and local business […]

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Scottish sea angling = £140 million/yr

Scottish sea angling = £140 million/yr

According to the long awaited Government sponsored study into the value of Scottish sea angling which was undertaken by Glasgow Caledonian University and released on the 29th July 2009. The full report is available here with an Executive Summary here. Contributing over £140 million a year to the Scottish economy, sea angling’s contribution is greater […]

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Deregulate and decline in the Clyde

Deregulate and decline in the Clyde

Fishery regulations in the Clyde extend back to 1851 when there was a conflict between traditional drift netting and beach seining for herring in Loch Fyne and beach seining was banned. This ban was repealed in 1867. The drift net fishermen then claimed that beam trawling and latterly otter trawling were injurious to the herring […]

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