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Jan 30,2007  by SACN

SACN Provides Feedback on RSA Strategy

imageFollowing a request from DEFRA on the Strategy for Recreational Sea Angling in England that is currently being drafted by DEFRA with support from a wide variety of stakeholders SACN, following consultation with the membership, have submitted a document containing many recommendations ... [full story]

Jan 04,2007  by SACN

DEFRA Science Advisory Group

imageIn September of last year, SACN's Leon Roskilly was invited to attend the newly formed DEFRA Science Advisory Group for their first meeting. Invitations to join the SAG were on a personal basis, not as a representative of any particular organisation ... [full story]

Dec 14,2006  by Leon Roskilly

DEFRA meet with RSA Representatives (Updated 23 feb 07)

imageYesterday DEFRA met with a number of representatives of various RSA organisations, including SACN. This was the second of what is intended to become regular twice yearly meetings giving the DEFRA Coastal Waters team and RSA representatives the opportunity to discuss issues ... [full story]

Nov 28,2006  by SACN

SACN Joins the Shark Alliance

imageSACN have been invited to join other organisations who work together to protect the disappearing populations of sharks from the world's oceans, long-lived, slow maturing apex predators, often with low rates of reproductivity, that are essential to healthy marine ecosystems and sustainable ... [full story]

Oct 18,2006  by SACN

SACN at APPG on Coastal Issues

imageSACN are members of the All Parliamentary Group on Coastal and Marine Issues and yesterday attended a meeting of the APPG at Portcullis House in Westminster where Ian Pearson, Minister of State for Climate Change and the Environment, made a presentation, ... [full story]

Oct 18,2006  by SACN

SACN Responds

imageNot so long ago, it was rare for angling organisations to be consulted on anything by government or fisheriy management authorities. But now, after much lobbying leading to the recognition of Recreational Sea Angling as valuable stakeholders in the management of the ... [full story]

Oct 17,2006  by SACN

TEP - Fisheries Action Group

imageSACN attended last week's Fisheries Action Group of the Thames Estuary Partnership, which took place at Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. The main business was a meeting with consultants working for DEFRA who were seeking views and infromation regarding practical aspects of the ... [full story]

Oct 09,2006  by SACN

Website for SACN Scotland

imageWith the creation of a new Website for SACN in Scotland, SACN now has a seperate website for each of the major fishery administration regions in the British Isles. Maintained by the SACN Executive Group members within each of the seperate regions, the regional ... [full story]

Sep 24,2006  by SACN

SACN Appoints First Regional Co-ordinator in England

imageThe SACN Executive Group have appointed Dave Morton as the SACN Regional Co-ordinator for the North East of England. Joining the SACN Exec, Dave's appointment breaks new ground in the steadily growing organisation. Regional Co-ordinators already operate within the seperate administrations of the ... [full story]

Sep 17,2006  by SACN

SACN at Conference on Angling and MPAs

imageFollowing an invitation from English Nature, SACN attended and made a presentation to a two day conference on Recreational Sea Angling (RSA) and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) arranged by English Nature (the Government’s statutory advisors on nature conservation) in Peterborough. The ... [full story]

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