Archive for August, 2010

1000 up press release

1000 up press release

The following press release was sent out yesterday and marks a significant milestone in the development of the SSTP – 1000 fish tagged and counting, and all in less than one year. This has only been achieved through the terrific support of the 100’s of anglers – especially all those who have qualified for a […]

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Scottish commercial sector at risk

Scottish commercial sector at risk

FISHERMEN have issued a stark warning that their future is at stake unless the new government takes urgent remedial action. The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has said that large sections of the fleet faced being forced out of business. Their Chief Executive Bertie Armstrong said: "For an alarmingly wide proportion of the industry just now, […]

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Natural England Goes Sea Angling

Natural England Goes Sea Angling

From a Media Release by the Angling Trust. Natural England’s Marine Director, James Marsden, took a crash course in sea angling on July 28th when he took to the Blackwater estuary in Essex for a day’s charter boat fishing with the Angling Trust. Mr Marsden, who is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Marine […]

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Scottish MPA project surveys

Scottish MPA project surveys

Marine biologists are surveying areas of Scottish waters searching for priority marine features (PMFs) – species and habitats of conservation importance. The surveys forms part of the Scottish Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Project being undertaken by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Marine Scotland, Historic Scotland and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Underwater footage will be captured […]

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Another negative view of UK stocks

Another negative view of UK stocks

A recently released study, Fish Dependence, by the New Economics Foundation and the European lobbying group Ocean 2012 says that the UK fishing industry cannot cope with demand because it has supplies which only last for seven months of the year. The report is argues that a full reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) […]

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United States dogfish fishery starts sustainability assessment

United States dogfish fishery starts sustainability assessment

The U.S.began a full assemsent of the Spurdog (Squalus acanthius) fishery today in line with the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification programme for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. The fishery, which operates in the United States Exclusive Economic Zone of the Atlantic Ocean, will be assessed by an independent certifier against the MSC standard for sustainable […]

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MS to undertake scallop dredging trials

MS to undertake scallop dredging trials

Marine Scotland (MS) has invited tenders for a charter to carry out experimental scallop dredging trials in areas of hard substrate Scottish coastal waters, off the west coast of Scotland. Why this has been commissioned is anyone’s guess as the issue has been the subject of many experiments and studies conducted all around the world.

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The state of the Clyde – a creelers point of view

The state of the Clyde – a creelers point of view

Although the conclusions of the Roberts / Thurstan report are shared by many fishermen, the findings have been formally dismissed by representatives of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and the Clyde Fishermen’s Association (CFA) in the Dunoon Observer, local fishermen on the ground however, have expressed a different view. In an in-depth interview, again with […]

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