Month: November 2020

Flagship Fisheries Bill becomes law

The UK’s first major domestic fisheries legislation in nearly 40 years has just been passed into law. The Fisheries Act 2020 gives the UK full control of its fishing waters for the first time since 1973. The Fisheries Act will enable the UK to control who fishes in our waters through a new foreign vessel… Read more »

Dumfries and Galloway Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund Round 2 Launched

Round 2 of the Dumfries and Galloway Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund is now open for applications. Dumfries and Galloway Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund has been established to invest funds awarded to our Council from the net revenue generated from Scottish Crown Estate marine assets (out to 12 nautical miles). £416,620.01 has been allocated for 2021/22… Read more »

Help SFP Win £1,000 in the 12 Days of Giving Prize Draw

Help SFP Win £1,000 in the 12 Days of Giving Prize Draw. 12 Days of Giving / £120,000 / 120 Charities / 12 Days Movement for Good’s 12 Days of Giving is back again for 2020. Nominations are invited for any UK registered charity for the chance to win £1,000. There will be 10 winners drawn… Read more »

Scottish Government Launches a Consultation on Introducing Market Restrictions on Single-use Plastic Items in Scotland

Scottish Government launched the consultation on introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland. The consultation proposes the introduction of market restrictions – effectively a ban – on the most commonly littered single-use plastic items found on European beaches. It represents an important next step in the Scottish Government’s (SG) efforts to tackle our… Read more »

Local Artists Create a New Film Documenting a Unique Solway Fishing Tradition

Local Artists Create a New Film Documenting a Unique Solway Fishing Tradition – haaf netting. Join local artists and Haaf netters for an online film screening with Q&A on Thursday 26th November, 7pm – 8pm. ‘HAAF’ is a new short film that captures Solway’s unique fishing tradition. Haaf netting as we see it today is… Read more »

Coastal Conversations – Historic Farmsteads on the Solway

Coastal Conversations: Historic Farmsteads on the Solway Following the success of the first Coastal Conversation held by Solway Firth Partnership and the Solway Coast AONB, the second in the series will be held on Thursday 3 December at 6.30pm. This webinar will delve into the history of farmstead development across the Solway Firth, comparing farmsteads… Read more »

Creel Marking Order in Scotland

The Creel Marking Order was brought into Scotland in summer 2020. This Order introduces requirements for the marking of creels. The Order extends to Scotland and applies to territorial sea adjacent to Scotland. The Order is made in accordance with Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council… Read more »

To: All Fishing Vessel Owners in Scotland

To: All Fishing Vessel Owners in Scotland EU Exit – Registration and Inspection of Fishing Vessels Action Required – Contact your Local Authority as soon as possible If your catch is exported, either directly or indirectly, to any EU Member State at the end of the “Transition Period” set for 31st December 2020, you must… Read more »

As a Fisher in Cumbria are you ready for 1 January 2021?

If you are a Fisher in Cumbria join the MMO to find out how to prepare for 1 January 2021. On 1 January 2021, the UK will begin new trading relationships with the EU and the rest of the world. The MMO have been listening to our marine and fishing industries and adapting accordingly. While… Read more »

Watch SFP Staff Updates on YouTube

The SFP AGM was held on Friday 6 November. The attendees had a preview of the staff updates, showcasing the work carried out over the last year. Ranging from enhancing access around Kirkcudbright Bay and producing a Cumbrian Solway Good Beach Guide to publishing Socio-economic reports for both the English and Scottish Solway. There’s also some great… Read more »