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Jun 09,2009  by SACN

Article 47 - Latest Wording

imageMonitoring of Recreational Fisheries Article 47 Recreational fisheries 1. Member States shall ensure that recreational fisheries on their territory and in Community waters are conducted in a manner compatible with the objectives and rules of the Common Fisheries Policy. 2. The marketing of catches ... [full story]

May 27,2009  by Leon Roskilly

Your Views Should Not Be Heeded - CFP Reform

imageReported in Western Morning News a leading representative of the Commercial Fishing Industry in the South-West is quoted as saying "the idea that "Joe Public" should be given undue weight in the discussions over complex fishing policy for the people ... [full story]

May 25,2009  by SACN

Oceans Past

imageA fading number of older sea anglers have memories of what fishing was once like, not only of the number of fish caught, but of the size of most of those fish. And when combined with the lack of transport to ... [full story]

May 19,2009  by SACN

Angling Trust appoints Environmental Campaigns Manager

imageThe Angling Trust has appointed an Environmental Campaigns Manager "The role will see Mark handle issues ranging from abstraction and pollution in rivers to commercial over fishing and gravel extraction at sea. He will represent coarse, game and sea anglers." Further details ... [full story]

May 14,2009  by SACN

MPAs - Latest Guidance

imageFor latest guidance on establish MPAs from DEFRA please see: http://www.defra.gov.uk/marine/biodiversity/marine-bill/guidance.htm If you would like to be notified of susbequent amendments to the guidance via email, please send a message to marinebiodiversity@defra.gsi.gov.uk and DEFRA will ensure you receive an email alerting you whenever they ... [full story]

May 06,2009  by SACN

Scarborough & Newcastle MCZ Meetings

imagePress release on behalf of the Northern Federation of Sea Angling Societies and the Angling Trust After a useful meeting with Natural England in Newcastle, attended by myself (Alan Charlton of the Northern Federation of Sea Angling Societies), Stuart McPherson and ... [full story]

May 06,2009  by Leon Roskilly

Article 47 - DEFRA Consults

imageDEFRA are now consulting on the Control Regulations which contain Article 47. Full details on the DEFRA website at: http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consult/fisheries-control/index.htm Those wishing to respond have until June 24th. The Council of Fisheries Ministers will be meeting in June and will have the final ... [full story]

Apr 28,2009  by SACN

Angling Trust presses case with Euro Fisheries Commissioner Borg

imageAngling Trust presses case with Euro Fisheries Commissioner Borg Officials from the Angling Trust and the European Anglers’ Alliance met today with Fisheries Commissioner Joe Borg at the European Commission in Brussels to discuss the review of the Common Fisheries Policy ... [full story]

Apr 26,2009  by SACN

Article 47 - EU Question and Statement

imagehttp://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT WQ P-2009-1364 0 DOC XML V0//EN&language=EN Parliamentary questions 26 February 2009 P-1364/09 WRITTEN QUESTION by Struan Stevenson (PPE-DE) to the Commission  Subject: Recreational and sport anglers under the rules of the CFP   Can the European Commission confirm that recreational and sporting anglers in the ... [full story]

Apr 24,2009  by SACN

McPherson Meets with Borg

imageCrucial meeting to forestall EU angling ban Half a million UK recreational sea anglers will hear next week if the EU will ration how many fish they can take home for the family supper. A delegation from the Angling Trust ... [full story]

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