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Aug 03,2006  by Leon Roskilly

A Slow Death For Scotland's Dolphins?

imageIn recent years, a tourist industry worth millions of pounds has developed in the Moray Firth, but operators of the boats which carry sightseers out to look at the dolphins are left wondering just how long the bonanza will last. ... [full story]

Jan 22,1999  by David Bird

Angling Holds The Key

imageIn an issue of Tackle and Guns, I outlined the problems for angling resulting from the disastrous European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). I also reported that the Angling Trade Association (ATA) had joined the Save Britain’s Fish campaign, which advocates ... [full story]

Jan 24,2007  by SACN

Avoiding Bass Discards

imagePrior to April 2007, when a new Minimum Landing Size (MLS) for bass of 40cm will be implemented, immature bass of just 36cm are presently the target of many inshore bass fisheries. Bass of this size mix with smaller bass, so ... [full story]

Aug 03,2000  by Leon Roskilly

Big Fish Matter

imageI’ve seen quite a few Powerpoint slides recently, all purporting to show the factors that will govern the size of a particular stock. Simple really; size of stock, rate of recruitment, availability of prey, predation, fishing effort etc.  Change a value ... [full story]

Oct 04,2006  by Leon Roskilly

Buyers and Sellers Legislation - Does it Apply?

imageBuyers and Sellers legislation was bought in to provide an audit trail designed to squeeze ‘black fish’ out of the economy. Any business that acts as a buyer or seller of first-hand sale fish from a vessel must be registered, and ... [full story]

Aug 03,2000  by Chris Pledge

Conservation Or Preservation

imageHi everybody, meet Totland Bay Angling Club member Max O'Brien. Eight-year-old Max has recently become the youngest ever winner of the Isle of Wight junior shore championships. He achieved this by catching two flounders from the western bank of the ... [full story]

Aug 03,2000  by Chris Pledge

Dead Fish Patrol

imageIn 1999, BBC 2’s Internal Affairs series broadcast the program Dead Fish Patrol –the third part of four documentaries looking at the work of some of Britain’s various enforcement agencies - this one focused it’s attentions on sea fisheries inspectors ... [full story]

Sep 19,2006  by SACN

Dealing with Gassed Up Fish

imageFrom time to time SACN gets requests from anglers asking about the possibility of returning fish bought up from depth where the swim bladder appears to be 'blown'. Usually such fish cannot get back below the surface and are taken by ... [full story]

Oct 04,2006  by SACN

Do I Need A Licence?

imageIt is in the nature of rivers that they flow towards the sea, and fuelled by winter floods, to still flow strongly with freshwater when they finally push out into the sea. And it is in the nature of tides to ... [full story]

Aug 03,2000  by Chris Pledge

Dredging, Indifference and Apathy

imageThe proposed dredging of 23 million tons of aggregates off of Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. Peter Quarmby, Hants & IW area manager for the Environment Agency, says; "Thank you for your letter of the 16 April ... [full story]

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