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Mar 15,2009  by SACN

Regulators could Sacrifice Us


imageNew sea angling chief: “Regulators could sacrifice us”   An outspoken critic of apparent bias against recreational sea angling in the management of English sea fisheries has been elected chairman of the marine committee of the new Angling Trust, and ... [full story]


Mar 08,2009  by SACN

The Toxic Sea


image Unless we can get a grip on ourselves, constrain our appetites and halt the mismatch between consumption and resources, the future is an empty ship sailing upon an empty sea. Sunday Times Article [full story]


Feb 17,2009  by SACN

European Bass Stocks Under Threat


imageBASS Press Release European Bass Stocks Under Threat Decline Alarms Anglers UK anglers will soon start to see a disastrous decline in both the number and size of bass available in the important and valuable Recreational Fishery. That is the conclusion from studies that ... [full story]


Feb 15,2009  by SACN

EU Denies Crazy Plan


imageInformation from Angling Trust February 16 2009 EU denies “crazy” plan but leaves sea anglers wondering       The European Union would be “crazy” if it tried to control millions of hobby anglers and ... [full story]


Feb 12,2009  by SACN

MMO Gets a Home


imageTyneside will be the home of the headquarters of a new body to regulate and manage the sea around England. Marine and Fisheries Minister Huw Irranca-Davies said Tyneside is ideally placed to host the groundbreaking new Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The MMO, ... [full story]


Feb 11,2009  by SACN

Martin Salter to Step Down


imageMartin Salter MP, the Government's spokesman on angling and chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Angling has announced his intention to stand down at the next general election. A dedicated freshwater angler and staunch defender of angling of all ... [full story]


Feb 01,2009  by SACN

Cod Recovery?


imageNew figures from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (Ices) show that the number of adult fish in the North Sea is expected to increase by 42 per cent this year, the largest rise in almost 30 ... [full story]


Jan 28,2009  by SACN

DEFRA Consults on IFCA Boundaries


imageIFCAs are to replace the existing Sea Fisheries Committees in England. The aim of this consultation is to seek your views on the establishment of IFC district boundaries and to gather your perspective on our proposals for which local authorities might ... [full story]


Jan 23,2009  by SACN

Sea angling and marine conservation zones


imageCefas, through the auspices of Natural England, has been commissioned to research potential interactions between recreational sea angling and Marine Conservation Zones. Further details on the CEFAS website at: http://www.cefas.co.uk/news-and-events/news/news-2009/sea-angling-and-marine-conservation-zones.aspx From the CEFAS project webpage: Cefas is carrying out surveys in the Northeast, the ... [full story]


Jan 18,2009  by SACN

EU Monitoring of Recreational Catches


imageFew Recreational Sea Anglers seem to be aware that the EU already requires countries to make a return of the amount of fish of several species, including cod (from the North Sea) and bass (from all around the UK coast) ... [full story]



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