Archive for June, 2012

Catch and Return–appeal for input

Catch and Return–appeal for input

In the beginning of May 2012, a  small  workshop on Catch-and-Release (C&R)  in marine recreational fisheries  was held on Mallorca  in the  context  of the ICES Working  Group meeting on Recreational Fisheries Surveys (WGRFS). One of the aims of this workshop was to get an overview of the practice of C&R among marine recreational anglers […]

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A simple truth

A simple truth

Scotland has a lot to learn from Norway’s approach to fisheries management and how they develop fishing communities. That was the message Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead took from a two-day visit to Norway earlier this week, which included meetings with Norwegian Fisheries Minister Lisbeth Berg-Hansen.

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UK will not ban shark fin soup

UK will not ban shark fin soup

Poorest excuse of the year – according to Defra the UK cannot ban shark fin soup without contravening EU trade agreements and World Trade Organisation obligations.! Oliver Colvile (Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the […]

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Puncture wounds

Puncture wounds

When this tope was caught the angler noticed the puncture wounds on it’s ‘throat’ – any one got any suggestions as to how these came about – email contact@ssacn.org  

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Puncture wounds

Puncture wounds

When this tope was caught the angler noticed the puncture wounds on it’s ‘throat’ – any one got any suggestions as to how these came about – email contact@ssacn.org

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Sharkatag2012 Summary

Sharkatag2012 Summary

It had to happen sometime ! What a weekend it was as a deep depression crossed the country giving us the unseasonal gales that battered southwest Scotland forcing us to cancel fishing on both the Friday and Saturday of Sharkatag. For those who couldn’t make it, an idea of the sea that was running so […]

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Sharkatag2012 Summary

Sharkatag2012 Summary

It had to happen sometime ! What a weekend it was as a deep depression crossed the country giving us the unseasonal gales that battered southwest Scotland forcing us to cancel fishing on both the Friday and Saturday of Sharkatag. For those who couldn’t make it, an idea of the sea that was running so […]

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Shark protection–one step closer

Shark protection–one step closer

Endangered sharks will be given greater protection following the signing of an international agreement on the conservation of sharks, Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon announced today. The agreement, the first of its kind to address the global conservation of sharks, was signed by Richard Benyon on behalf of the UK and a number of our Overseas […]

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