Archive for March, 2017

Scottish Priority Marine Features Report

Scottish Priority Marine Features Report

SNH Commissioned Report No. 406 – Descriptions of Scottish Priority Marine Features (PMFs) is now available.  The seas around Scotland are rich and diverse – Scotland’s position at the edge of the continental shelf, the long coastline, large area of sea and the mixing of warm and coldwater currents combine to make its waters a […]

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The Science team at the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (the NWIFCA) are working on a Recreational Sea Angling Strategy and need your help!  It is understood that sea angling brings many personal, social and economic benefits to the individuals, businesses and communities near the coast. Your knowledge, views and opinions will help […]

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EU catch opportunities 2017

EU catch opportunities 2017

The EU Fisheries Council finalised catching opportunities for 2017 concluded with quota increases for many key fish stocks for the Scottish fleet, reflecting the general improving trend of our fisheries. Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the SFF (Scottish Fishermen’s Federation), said: “Overall, this is a positive outcome for Scotland which underlines the sustainable fishing practices adopted by […]

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MSC and SSF at odds about haddock

MSC and SSF at odds about haddock

The MCS (Marine Conservation Society) have taken some haddock fisheries off its green list – but the SFF's (Scottish Fishermen’s Federation) representative accuse it of ‘dressing advocacy up as science’. Haddock from three North Sea and west of Scotland fisheries have been removed from the MSC's recommended “green” list of fish to eat, after stocks fell below the acceptable levels […]

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