COAST ‘Despite considerable pressure from the mobile fishing lobby, who seem intent on ruining the Scottish Government’s best efforts to create a well-managed network of MPAs, Richard Lochhead is determined Scotland will have a credible MPA network. At the recent Inshore Fisheries Conference (October 2015) he said ‘Scotland’s seas are not owned by any one […]

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Defra ‘George Eustice, Minister of State for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment, made a written statement in Parliament on the Marine licensing recovery policy. [‘Recovery’ – in his context means that the Minister can recover the decision making process] A copy is attached: Written Ministerial Statement  The changes to the marine licensing process allow […]

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Fisheries Management: Landing Obligation To read more go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fisheries-management-landing-obligation From: Marine Management Organisation – MMO – First published: 19 October 2015 ‘Guides on the discard ban, how the rules apply, selling undersize fish, reporting requirements and quota management. Contents Guidance for fishermen Guidance for ports, markets, agents and other businesses Fishery specific guidance Policy […]

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The National Federation of Fisherman’s Organisations have launched a research project into the effects of fishing gears on conservation features in MPAs to inform appropriate site management measures. The project has been funded by Seafish and the European Fisheries Fund and will explore whether site specific evidence about fishing gears can be applied to making […]

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