Archive for September, 2014

Skate producers to protect their interests

Skate producers to protect their interests

A British Skate Processors’ Association is being formed to try to protect skate sector interests. Andrew Charles, owner of Aberdeen processing firm J. Charles, said the Marine Conservation Society had “crossed the line” in its policy of backing the removal of skate from supermarket shelves on the grounds it is an “endangered” species. Sainsbury’s has […]

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A lesson from Norway and Russia

A lesson from Norway and Russia

Prime cod fishing grounds have been depleted or wiped out by overfishing and poor management. But in Arctic waters, Norway and Russia are working cooperatively to sustain a highly productive — and profitable — northern cod fishery where nothing is wasted  skin, fins, bones, offal, or roe. Fresh tongues are sent straight to Oslo, whole […]

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SSACN AGM

SSACN AGM

        It’s that time again.! This year we’ll be holding the AGM on Wednesday October 1st at the Carlton Hotel, Prestwick, KA9 1TP – more info at http://www.carlton-prestwick.com/ The AGM will commence at 5pm and the format will be very much our standard one : Chairman’s Report Project Reports Treasure’s Report Election […]

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Razor clam racket

Razor clam racket

At long last, after many months of SSACN, angling clubs, individual anglers and other concerned bodies complaining about illegal razor clam gathering, a multi-agency operation run from Oban, involving Police Scotland, Marine Scotland, Argyll and Bute Council public protection services and the Health and Safety Executive has kicked into action to clamp down on it […]

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Shark cull blocked my Australian regulator

Shark cull blocked my Australian regulator

The controversial shark cull that was implemented earlier this year in Western Australia is to be halted after the state’s environmental regulator suggested there were “a high degree of scientific uncertainty”. The cull, which was introduced in April for a 13 week trial, saw baited traps, known as drum lines, placed across seven beaches in […]

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