Archive for June, 2014

Revive the Clyde

Revive the Clyde

The Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) have launched its ‘Revive the Clyde’ campaign which proposes a fisheries management regime based on more local input and sound scientific advice and members of the public living n the Firth of Clyde area can also become ‘Clyde Champions’ to help promote the campaign locally. The ‘Revive the Clyde’ […]

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The Clyde – Fact or Fiction

The Clyde – Fact or Fiction

THE debate on the future management of fisheries in the Firth of Clyde must be based on fact rather than inaccurate scaremongering, says the Clyde Fishermen’s Association (CFA). According to CFA secretary, Archie Macfarlane, recent scientific research and a fishing trial conducted on behalf of Marine Scotland produced catches of mature cod, along with other […]

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Razor Fish electro rules tightened

Razor Fish electro rules tightened

But not yet ! Marine Scotland were supposed to be introducing measures by 1 July, they are now postponed until 1 August (or later ?). From a Scot Gov press release: Action to combat illegal fishing. Tougher licensing measures have been brought in to clamp down on the illegal practice of electro-fishing for razor clams. […]

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Open Invitation to Clyde Anglers – Wed 9th July

Open Invitation to Clyde Anglers – Wed 9th July

Please see below an invitation from the Ayr Sea Angling Club for a meeting of Clyde Anglers to discuss the next steps towards having our voices heard over the Clyde and what should be done going forward: Guys, Further to the presentation night Ayr Sea Angling Club had with SIFT & SSACN I write with […]

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UK government ‘too slow’ on marine conservation

UK government ‘too slow’ on marine conservation

No surprise really !! Can’t afford to upset commercial interests. The development of conservation zones to protect the seas around the UK has been too slow, a group of MPs has said. Last year, the government designated 27 marine conservation zones in the UK, while a further 37 zones could be designated by the end […]

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Politicians favour short term fisheries management

Politicians favour short term fisheries management

In Europe the catastrophic mess of marine fisheries management (CFP) is enshrined by a framework that unashamedly ensures the process of formulating policies and management measures is dominated by political and a fleet of fishing industry lobbyists. In fact, an EU Commission Press Release in July 2011 read:  “political leaders tend to favour short-term interests […]

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Ray tagging in Tralee Bay

Ray tagging in Tralee Bay

The first ever tag a ray in Tralee Bay took place this weekend from Fenit, Ireland. The Westend bar and restaurant was the headquarters for the weekend. Anglers met up in the Westend bar early Saturday morning to register for the weekend and talk tactics. The main reason for the weekend was to find out […]

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Sharkatag 2014 POSTPONED to July

Sharkatag 2014 POSTPONED to July

It is with regret that SSACN have decided to cancel this weekend’s Sharkatag in the interests of safety. We are sorry for those that have made plans or have already travelled, but the events committee believe that this was our only choice based on a number of up to date weather forecasts. Rather than cancel […]

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