Archive for October, 2010

Thornback Queen

Thornback Queen

Sarah Goldie recently went fishing with her dad Gordon on Tickey Boo II. They ventured out into Loch Sunart and Sarah got a bit more than she bargained for! Her impressive catch earnt her the Suns ‘Catch of the Week’ Prize! Well done Sarah!

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Lochhead supports amendment to ban finning

Lochhead supports amendment to ban finning

Richard Lochhead is urging Scottish MEPs to sign up to a European Parliament written declaration to remove current loopholes which make European shark finning legislation amongst the weakest in the world. Scotland’s decision last year to ban Special Fishing Permits ban and thus prevent fins being removed from sharks by Scottish vessels when at sea […]

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Lochhead supports amendment to ban finning

Lochhead supports amendment to ban finning

Cabinet Secretary Lochhead is urging Scottish MEPs to sign up to a European Parliament written declaration to remove current loopholes which make European shark finning legislation amongst the weakest in the world. Scotland’s decision last year to ban Special Fishing Permits ban and thus prevent fins being removed from sharks by Scottish vessels when at […]

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SHAMED continue to fight SAC designations

SHAMED continue to fight SAC designations

Update 03/11 SHAMED – say the Scottish Government decision to name an area of sea East of Mingulay as an SAC will have a devastating impact on fishermen who are already some of the most responsible and ecologically aware in the world. The grouping say that one of the aims of the EC Habitats Directive […]

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Great Whites in UK waters?

Great Whites in UK waters?

Adapted from this this article from ‘Angling Times’ There are Great White sharks swimming and feeding in British waters today. That is the opinion of respected shark angler Steve Mills that could see UK anglers tackling up to tame the specimens, which Steve believes could exceed 1,000lb in weight With its fearsome reputation, razor-sharp teeth […]

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Dreamstore Award

Dreamstore Award

Update :: A Motion regarding the Dreamstore Award has been lodged in Holyrood by Stuart McMillan MSP and supported by many others – see below. We are pleased to announce we have been awarded the Dreamstore Active Conservation Award in recognition of the work we have done towards increasing public awareness of the urgent need […]

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SSACN Tagathon 13/14 November

SSACN Tagathon 13/14 November

Remember, remember the 13/14th of November – it’s Tagathon 2010 To make this event a success we once again need your help. So please consider coming along with your mates, your boat and/or your beach casters to help us with this important conservation work. The event will be based around two main participation centers on […]

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Loch Etive ICZM Public Consultation

Loch Etive ICZM Public Consultation

A six week public consultation on the draft Loch Etive ICZM Plan has been launched which runs to Friday 19 November 2010. The consultation has been advertised in the Oban Times and is live on the Council website at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/lochetive. Three public consultation drop-in sessions have been arranged in order to promote the consultation and […]

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