Archive for July, 2011

Clyde IFG consultation

Clyde IFG consultation

The Clyde Inshore Fisheries Group (IFG) is about to undertake formal public consultation on the Clyde IFG (draft) Management Plan. But you’ll have to move quickly – public surgeries will be held over the course of the next week or so to allow stakeholders to view and comment on the Plan, but the plan itself […]

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Clyde IFG consultation

Clyde IFG consultation

The Clyde Inshore Fisheries Group (IFG) is about to undertake formal public consultation on the Clyde IFG (draft) Management Plan. But you’ll have to move quickly – public surgeries will be held over the course of the next week or so to allow stakeholders to view and comment on the Plan, but the plan itself […]

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July 2011 Newsletter

July 2011 Newsletter

For this edition we have a new Editor – Julie Hope – who joined us just recently as our new SSTP Project Coordinator – download it here. This last quarter has seen a major change in the political position regarding sharks with Fisheries Minister Lochhead recognising that protecting vulnerable marine species is crucially important and […]

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Defra sea angling study

Defra sea angling study

Press release from Defra Sea anglers in England are to be asked what fish they catch and what they return in the biggest ever survey of the sport in England. The survey, Sea Angling 2012, aims to find out how many people enjoy the sport, how much fish they catch, what is returned alive, and […]

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An end to discards ?

An end to discards ?

Reflecting the fact that the historic top-down legislative approach from Brussels has failed the EC has finally set out its long awaited and radical plans for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) including measures which are meant to bring an end to the wasteful practice of discards. The reform will introduce a decentralised approach […]

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Great use of length/weight charts

Great use of length/weight charts

Now here’s a great use of the length/weight charts available from the SSTP Events page as a pdf download. It comes from an email from the Loch Ryan SAC and refers to a competition they were running : ‘the heaviest fish went to Graham Richardson with a special catch, this was a starry smooth hound […]

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Measure it !

Measure it !

Caught a good fish ? – Want to know what it weighs ? Forget the spring balance – just measure its total length ! Weighing a fish by measuring its length means you can get it back in the water quickly !! You’ll find a ‘calculator ‘ for some of the key whitefish here and […]

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Measure it !

Measure it !

Caught a good fish ? – Want to know what it weighs ? Forget the spring balance – just measure its total length ! Weighing a fish by measuring its length means you can get it back in the water quickly !! You’ll find a ‘calculator ‘ for some of the key whitefish here and […]

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