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Apr 23,2009  by SACN

RSA in DEFRA's Yearbook


imageThe DEFRA Marine Fisheries Science Yearbook for 2008/2009 has now been published. Page 15 - Managing Recreational Sea Angling The yearbook can be accessed via the link at:  http://www.defra.gov.uk/marine/science/yearbook.htm [full story]


Apr 23,2009  by SACN

EU Shark Action Plan gets Go Ahead


imageJohn Scott MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, has today welcomed the news that the European Union's Shark Action Plan will be adopted.  John said: “I welcome the news that the Shark Action Plan will be ... [full story]


Apr 21,2009  by SACN

DEFRA Consults on MPAs


image                  Date: Monday 20th April 2009    , Consultation on ‘Delivering Marine Conservation Zones and European Marine Sites: A draft strategy for marine protected areas’  Consultation Documents at: http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consult/marine-conservation-zones/index.htm 1.      I am writing to invite your view on the draft ... [full story]


Apr 20,2009  by SACN

Britain's First No Take Zone


imageThe North Eastern Sea Fisheries Committees has already approved a proposed byelaw to create a no-take zone off Flamborough Head. The proposal has been driven by Natural England and the Committee, working in partnership with the local commercial and recreational ... [full story]


Apr 20,2009  by SACN

DEFRA Publishes Marine Objectives


imageDEFRA have today announced publication of their High Level Marine Objectives. They write: "The High level marine objectives articulate the outcomes sought by the UK Government and Devolved Administrations in the UK marine area. They also underpin the development of the ... [full story]


Apr 09,2009  by SACN

EAA & EFTTA on Article 47


imageArt 47 - Promising new opinions from the EU Parliament's Fisheries Committee and the UK Fisheries Minister EAA & EFTTA believe it is the right direction but that more action is needed EFTTA and EAA lobbyist Jan Kappel has worked tirelessly on the ... [full story]


Apr 09,2009  by SACN

Shark Trusts Seeking Information from Anglers


imageThe Shark Trust is a conservation charity that works to advance the conservation of sharks, skates and rays through science, education, influence and action. One route we endeavour to achieve this is by supporting responsible ‘catch and release’ angling practices which ... [full story]


Apr 09,2009  by SACN

Fish not Jobs


imageThe European Commission wants to put an end to generous EU fishing allowances aimed at protecting jobs rather than conserving fish. A draft green paper scheduled for publication on 22 April outlines radical reforms to the Common Fisheries Policy, including ... [full story]


Apr 06,2009  by sacn

UK Government States Position on Article 47


imageLABOUR SAYS “NO WAY” TO SEA ANGLING CATCH QUOTAS Following strong lobbying from the Angling Trust, sea angling groups, and Parliamentary angling spokesman Martin Salter MP, Labour’s Fisheries Minister Huw Irranca-Davies has made clear the Government’s opposition to any attempt to ... [full story]


Mar 31,2009  by SACN

Anglers Finding Sanctuary


imageSea anglers involved in planning Marine Conservation Zones   Two key outcomes were achieved at a recent meeting between Finding Sanctuary and representatives from both national recreational angling associations and South West angling clubs, held in Exmouth on Thursday 26 March. The ... [full story]



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