Archive for January, 2011

2011 Series Updated

2011 Series Updated

END OF SERIES ONE – LAST ARTICLE TODAY Before 1960 sea angling was a comparatively unknown branch of angling in Scotland, by 1970 there seemed no limit to how far it could be developed, but by 1990 it began to decline rapidly. Within two decades, the fish stocks in what was once one of Europe’s […]

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Natural England and sea anglers

Natural England and sea anglers

From an article by James Marsden, Director Marine, Natural England Natural England and sea anglers have a shared vision of a healthy marine environment which will help to secure the recovery of thriving fish populations. We want our seas to be healthy enough to sustain activities such as recreational sea angling, not just for the […]

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Faroes refused mackerel MSC

Faroes refused mackerel MSC

An application by the Faroe Islands seeking the MSC sustainability certification for their mackerel fishery has failed following an objection lodged by the Scottish government. Scottish fisheries secretary Richard Lochhead said: “We are pleased that our objection has been upheld, as it is clear that the Faroes is in breach of the criteria to be […]

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Call the BBC

Call the BBC

Declan Mc Gettigan, a researcher for the BBC is currently working on a show about fishing and is looking for people with great stories and enthusiasm to be interviewed over the phone with a view to taking part. If you are interested you can contact him on Declan.McGettigan@bbc.co.uk .

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Call the BBC

Call the BBC

Declan Mc Gettigan, a researcher for the BBC is currently working on a show about fishing and is looking for people with great stories and enthusiasm to be interviewed over the phone with a view to taking part. If you are interested, you can contact him on Declan.McGettigan@bbc.co.uk .

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2011 Series Updated

2011 Series Updated

END OF SERIES ONE – LAST ARTICLE TODAY Before 1960 sea angling was a comparatively unknown branch of angling in Scotland, by 1970 there seemed no limit to how far it could be developed, but by 1990 it began to decline rapidly. Within two decades, the fish stocks in what was once one of Europe’s […]

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Coastguard cuts – Members debate

Coastguard cuts – Members debate

There is a members debate taking place Thursday 27 January on Coastguard cuts, the Motion proposed by Alasdair Allan, along with Stuart McMillan’s amendment can be seen below. The debate will be shown live here from 1700 onwards. S3M-7619# Alasdair Allan: Coastguard Centre Cuts—That the Parliament notes with concern the public consultation document launched by […]

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Nephrops certification suspended

Nephrops certification suspended

Independent certifier, Moody Marine, has suspended the MSC certificate for Loch Torridon langoustine. Any langoustine caught in Loch Torridon after 11th January 2011 may not be described as ‘MSC certified.’ The suspension comes following increased fishing pressure in the area caused by creel-fishing boats being attracted to the fishery many of which did not sign […]

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