Archive for December, 2012

EU bureaucrats fail again

EU bureaucrats fail again

Once again bureaucrats and politicians at the EU fail in the simplest of tasks when it comes to protecting the marine environment. They failed to meet a deadline this month to introduce the amendments needed to extend the life of an agreement known as the fisheries Technical Conservation Regulation, which is designed to protect sensitive […]

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That was the year that was – 2012.

That was the year that was – 2012.

But we can’t let it go without thanking all our Supporters, Volunteers, Advisors and Management Team. They continue to make the difference !! That they do so is testimony to their continued commitment to conserving near shore fish stocks, their environment and helping ensure ‘Fish for the Future’. We hope the following will give you […]

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West coast commercial discards destroying stocks

West coast commercial discards destroying stocks

Urgent reform is needed if the fisheries in the west of Scotland are to have a future, WWF Scotland has warned. It follows analysis which showed that in 2011 discards of haddock, cod and whiting were at unsustainable levels – 92% of 2011’s total cod catch of 6,364 tonnes, 50% of the 3,227 tonnes of […]

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DG Mare – Atlantic Strategy–Public call

DG Mare – Atlantic Strategy–Public call

DG Mare has now issued a public call for suggestions for research and investment priorities within the Atlantic area. The intention of the call is to generate a set of research and investment priorities to be brought under an Atlantic Strategy Action Plan, expected around April 2013. The Action Plan is to help guide strategic […]

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Scottish MPA Newsletter

Scottish MPA Newsletter

At the last MPA workshop in June, it was suggested everyone would find it useful if the MPA Team kept participants up to date with progress in developing the MPA network in the run up to next year’s consultation.  To that end they are delivering a small series of newsletters to update everyone regarding key […]

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AT – Sea angling survey–Update

AT – Sea angling survey–Update

Closing Date extended to 20th Jan. The Angling Trust are inviting sea anglers to take part in a vital research project into how they value the UK’s marine environment. They would be grateful if you would take the time to complete the survey by clicking HERE What’s It All About? Working with the University of […]

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EAA – Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform

EAA – Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform

by EAA on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11:28pm · The Committee on Fisheries’ vote Tuesday on MEP Ulrike Rodust’s CFP reform report was ground-breaking in several ways. For the first time since its inception three decades ago the CFP now is under co-decision. Previously, the CFP was a thing for the European Commission and […]

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Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) update

Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) update

The UK Government’s responses to the MSFD consultation and final Impact assessment have now been published.  The final UK Initial Assessment and characteristics and targets of Good Environmental Status (GES), which will together form the UK Marine Strategy Part One, have also been published and submitted to the mission. The Directive requires Member States to […]

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