Archive for November, 2010

S&TA expose government U turn

S&TA expose government U turn

The Salmon and Trout Association (S&TA) has exposed a Scottish government policy u-turn undertaken following pressure of legal action from the salmon farming industry. According to S&TA in March Marine Scotland informed the industry that it would be publishing details online of certain inspection reports on salmon farms relating in particular to sea lice infestations […]

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Trust us to manage stocks

Trust us to manage stocks

A call from the commercial fishing sector that is often heard and generally allied with complaints that scientists and conservationists have no idea about fish stocks. Having no idea may be true to some extent – but perhaps that is due to the actions. Six more commercial fishermen appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh […]

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Scottish Marine Regions Consultation

Scottish Marine Regions Consultation

The approval of the Marine (Scotland) Act earlier this year introduced a new era for the management of Scotland’s seas. One of the key elements of the Act is the marine planning provisions, which will allow better management of the competing demands on marine resources more effectively. The National Marine Plan, due out for Consultation […]

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EC to stop shark finning

EC to stop shark finning

Finning consists of cutting off and keeping the fins of sharks while throwing the shark body overboard to die. The European Commission wants to eradicate the practice of shark finning completely from EU waters and fishing vessels from the EU wherever they operate in the world. The practice has been banned by EU legislation since […]

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EC to stop shark finning

EC to stop shark finning

Finning consists of cutting off and keeping the fins of sharks while throwing the shark body overboard to die. The European Commission wants to eradicate the practice of shark finning completely from EU waters and fishing vessels from the EU wherever they operate in the world. The practice has been banned by EU legislation since […]

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An overview of the tags we use

An overview of the tags we use

ID tags: We currently use Dart tags produced by Floy with a small dart head. Floy recommend that these tags are used on fish 8” – 24” (~20 – 61 cm) but we have decided to use this size for all our fish (for sharks, the minimum tagging size is currently 90cm – well in […]

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Report highlights Spurdog stock issues

Report highlights Spurdog stock issues

A Background Document on the Spurdog  Squalus acanthias  has been developed by OSPAR following the inclusion of this species on the OSPAR List of threatened and/or declining species and habitats (OSPAR Agreement 2008-6). The document provides a compilation of the reviews and assessments that have been prepared concerning this species since the agreement to include […]

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Report highlights Spurdog stock issues

Report highlights Spurdog stock issues

A Background Document on the Spurdog  Squalus acanthias  has been developed by OSPAR following the inclusion of this species on the OSPAR List of threatened and/or declining species and habitats (OSPAR Agreement 2008-6). The document provides a compilation of the reviews and assessments that have been prepared concerning this species since the agreement to include […]

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