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Jun 28,2008  by SACN

Support for RSA Centres


imageScottish MEP supports Angling Recreation Centre idea Struan Stevenson (MEP) has called for the creation of specially designated zones for commercial fishing as well as the creation of marine protected areas (MPAs) where little or no fishing would be allowed. He also ... [full story]


Jun 28,2008  by SACN

Stocks in Trouble


imageTwo very different stories, from different sides of the Atlantic, where things are done differently. Firstly, a question asked and answered in the UK parliament: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2008-06-26a.212806.h Written answers Thursday, 26 June 2008 Environment Food and Rural Affairs Fisheries Gordon Prentice (Pendle, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State ... [full story]


Jun 24,2008  by SACN

Charter Angling Workshop


imageThe Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on the Isle of Man is developing a charter angling, with a view to encouraging local vessel owners to consider the provision of charter angling trips as a realistic business opportunity. This coincides ... [full story]


Jun 19,2008  by SACN

Lyme Bay Closed to Trawling


imageDEFRA announced today that 60 miles of Lyme Bay will be closed to all bottom trawling and scallop-dredging to protect features important to the area's marine ecology. DEFRA Announcement Commercials' Fears FishUpdate.com Western Morning News Many SW beam-trawlers have recently converted to scallop-dredging as a ... [full story]


Jun 12,2008  by SACN

SSACN – a big chance to raise the Scottish RSA profile


imageIf you sea fish in Scotland, or have done so in the last three years this concerns you ! This is probably the most important event to affect RSA in Scotland so far and it is crucial as many people as ... [full story]


Jun 10,2008  by SACN

Dutch Anglers Vote for Eels


imageEel decision in Netherlands   Sportvisserij Nederlands (EAA Holland) has adopted a decision at their annual General Assembly last weekend that anglers in the Netherlands shall catch eels on a catch and release basis only. This is in line with ... [full story]


Jun 08,2008  by SACN

BASS Challenges Minister's Smokescreen


imageMinister’s Parliamentary answers duck the issue     BASS, the Bass Anglers Sportfishing Society, has rounded upon the answers given in Parliament by the Fisheries Minister, Jonathan Shaw, to Bill Wiggins the Conservative Shadow Fisheries Minister, seeking information about recent scientific evidence pointing ... [full story]


Jun 04,2008  by SACN

Marine Bill Select Committee Evidence (Updated 11 Jun 08)


imageThe Joint Select Committee of MPs and Members of the House of Lords is now in the process of gathering both written and oral evidence. (Written evidence will be accepted up to 16th June) Sessions where 'witnesses' are questioned have begun. Written evidence, ... [full story]


Jun 02,2008  by SACN

Stop Eating The Babies


imageInformation from the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS) 2nd June 2008 - For Immediate Release    Stop Eating the Babies We should never eat a fish that has never had the chance to breed. With widespread and still growing public concern about over-fishing, ... [full story]


May 26,2008  by SACN

S O S News


imageNews from Save Our Sharks Things have moved along way in the past 12 months regarding shark protection and there is a real chance of sensible shark management providing The EU commission follow the scientific advice for the EU shark management ... [full story]



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