Archive for May, 2014

Recreational fishers and habitat survey

Recreational fishers and habitat survey

To participate in the survey please click here. Great fishing is about the prospect of lots of quality fish while spending time enjoying the outdoors. Quality fish come from healthy populations enjoying good water, plenty of food and access to habitat. When we have dams, denuded riverbanks, culverts, dredged gravel beds and poor water quality we […]

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Calling all Clyde and West Coast anglers

Calling all Clyde and West Coast anglers

Join us on Wednesday 11th of June 2014 – From 7.30pm at the Carlton Hotel Ayr Sea Angling Club have arranged presentations from two leading Scottish Charities involved in sea angling. Firstly we have invited the Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (www.sift-uk.org) along as a follow up to the Scottish Government’s Clyde 2020 seminar held in April. Click […]

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Fishing With Shaun – video blog series

Fishing With Shaun – video blog series

A Scottish fisherman called Shaun Alexander has created a video blog on YouTube recently. There are currently four episodes of Fishing with Shaun covering topics such as; sea, fly and predator fishing. He will also be featuring product reviews. One of the aims of the blog is to stimulate discussion and debate and there are opportunities […]

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Future of discards on Newsnight

Future of discards on Newsnight

Barrie Deas, Chairman of the NSAC Demersal Working Group was interviewed on Newsnight along with celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. On YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x-leiuLTyY

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SFF ask questions on devolution

SFF ask questions on devolution

Experience shows that other EU member states would look to gain advantage from post-Yes changes to fisheries policy, says Bertie Armstrong of the SFF in an article in the Scotsman. In the article he then asserts “ The result of the referendum will have hugely important implications for fishing, which means both the Yes and […]

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MPA consultation results

MPA consultation results

The Scottish Government has national and international commitments to establish a network of nature conservation MPAs in its seas.The results of a public consultation on a proposed network of Marine Protected Areas [MPAs] along with scientific advice and recommendations has been published. Of the 14,703 respondents, only 12 answered ‘No’ when asked if they were […]

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New skate recaptures

New skate recaptures

We have just received news of an interesting skate recapture. Matthew Burrett caught the 168 lb skate at Crinan last month with it measuring 80 by 61 inches. The fish was originally tagged in August 2004 at Red Bay NE Ireland. At that time it was 46 by 35 inches and weighed just 28lb; the […]

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