Archive for October, 2009

National Conversation paper

National Conversation paper

Rural Affairs, Environment and Climate Change This paper is part of the National Conversation series of papers, considering issues for rural affairs, the environment and climate change. According to it’s introduction, Scotland has already demonstrated that it can work well within the existing constitutional arrangements to deliver imaginative and successful policies to improve the quality […]

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Regenerate the marine environment

Regenerate the marine environment

Scotland’s proposed Marine Bill as it stands will only manage the status quo. It will not bring about any improvement in the wider seas outside marine protected areas. These are the principle conclusions of a report prepared for Scottish Environment LINK  by the Scottish Association for Marine Science. The report, Recovering Scotland’s Marine Environment, here […]

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A ban on shark finning

A ban on shark finning

BRITAIN is to ban shark-finning, the fishermen’s barbaric practice of slicing off a live shark’s fins and discarding the remainder of the body, generally still alive, at sea. The move is aimed at preserving the UK’s remaining sharks from destruction by commercial fishermen exploiting Asia’s booming market for shark-fin soup where 1lb of shark fin […]

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A ban on shark finning

A ban on shark finning

BRITAIN is to ban shark-finning, the fishermen’s barbaric practice of slicing off a live shark’s fins and discarding the remainder of the body, generally still alive, at sea. The move is aimed at preserving the UK’s remaining sharks from destruction by commercial fishermen exploiting Asia’s booming market for shark-fin soup where 1lb of shark fin […]

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Catching sector being let down

Catching sector being let down

The Scottish government has given up the fight for the future of the Scotland’s catching sector according to several representatives who have accused ministers of ignoring them rather than fighting plans to cut the number of days skippers spend at sea. On the other hand, the Scottish government said it would do "whatever it takes" […]

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RAE Committee report on Marine Bill

RAE Committee report on Marine Bill

The Marine (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Parliament on 29 April 2009. The Rural Affairs and Environment Committee was designated the lead Committee on the Bill. No secondary committees were designated to report to the lead Committee. SSACN made a written submission and gave verbal evidence to the Committee. The following is a summary […]

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SEA LIFE centres support shark week

SEA LIFE centres support shark week

In support of European Shark Week, Loch Lomond Aquarium SEA LIFE Centre Aquarium will be introducing a new talk dedicated to sharks to help raise awareness of the dangers they face in the wild. During 10th – 18th October, SEA LIFE centres across the UK will be hosting a range of events to really drive […]

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SEA LIFE centres support shark week

SEA LIFE centres support shark week

In support of European Shark Week, Loch Lomond Aquarium SEA LIFE Centre Aquarium will be introducing a new talk dedicated to sharks to help raise awareness of the dangers they face in the wild. During 10th – 18th October, SEA LIFE centres across the UK will be hosting a range of events to really drive […]

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