Archive for April, 2011

Article 55/64/65

Article 55/64/65

Sampling plans for recreational fisheries are coming. The EU have determined that Member States should ensure that recreational fisheries are conducted in a manner compatible with the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and for stocks under a recovery plan that Member States should collect catch data of recreational fisheries. Where such fisheries have […]

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Illegal electro fishing in the Forth

Illegal electro fishing in the Forth

There have been reports of boats in the Forth using electro fishing (banned in the EU in 1988) to catch razorfish. A spokeswoman for Marine Scotland Compliance said it could not comment on individual cases which had been raised but could "confirm that the practice of electro-fishing is illegal in both fresh and saltwater. There […]

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Plastic found in Clyde langoustine

Plastic found in Clyde langoustine

A study carried out by scientists from the University of London, based at a Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, and from the University of Aberdeen found that more than 80% of the langoustine in the Clyde Sea have been polluted by plastic waste from fibres of fishing nets and ropes, along with tiny pieces […]

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Sustainable Seafood Coalition formed

Sustainable Seafood Coalition formed

A NEW seafood coalition endorsed by Fish Fight campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has been formed to take the lead on eliminating fish discards. Major businesses selling seafood including Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, The Co-operative, Birds Eye, the Icelandic Group (parent company of The Saucy Fish Co.), Young’s Seafood Limited (and parent company Findus Group) and […]

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Arran shows benefit

Arran shows benefit

Condensed from this article. After only two years in operation, Scotland’s first fully protected marine reserve is already showing positive signs – the abundance of juvenile scallops is much higher in the reserve than outside. The research, published in the journal Marine Biology, shows that commercially valuable scallops and several species of algae known to […]

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Higrading cod continues

Higrading cod continues

Extracted from this article in the Shetland Times The master of a fishing vessel was fined £2,000 today for illegally discarding fish above the legal landing size. James Kevin Ritch, 45, of Olivette, Hamnavoe, Burra, pleaded guilty to the offence, which took place on 26th September in the Scottish zone of the North Sea when […]

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Opinion poll supports fisheries reform

Opinion poll supports fisheries reform

A YouGov poll, commissioned by the environmental charity WWF, found that almost 80% people in the UK want the fish that is on sale to come from sustainable, not overfished, sources but that less than 25% think there is adequate information on whether fish products come from well managed sustainable stocks. The poll also found […]

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Sharkatag 2011

Sharkatag 2011

The next SSTP Special Event is Sharkatag 2011 to be held 24/25/26 June 2011 – see this page for more information. This year we are expecting it to be bigger and better than ever before, but, Without you there is no event and With no event there is no fun and without the effort and […]

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