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Appointment of Regional Inshore Fisheries Group Chairs

Fishing

Marine Scotland is seeking to appoint independent Chairs for the North & East Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Group and West Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Group. This is an exciting opportunity to support Marine Scotland to deliver more effective inshore fisheries management by getting involved in the work of the RIFGs. Further information about these appointments… Read more »

Fishermen in over 12m fleet urged to register now to be ready for EU exit

Scallop fishing boat

UK Fisheries Administrations (UKFAs) call on fishermen with vessels 12 metres and longer to register with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Access for UK boats to fish in EU, Norwegian or Faroese waters after the UK leaves the EU will be a matter for negotiation. Should access to fishing be agreed, fishermen in the over… Read more »

NOTICE TO MARINERS – URR NAVIGATION MARKERS

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY COUNCIL HARBOURS NOTICE TO MARINERS – URR NAVIGATION MARKERS NtM No DGC0006 of 2019 –    29th July 2019 Mariners are advised that the lateral channel markers deployed by the River Urr Navigation Trust, at the entrance to the Kippford channel, are no longer owned or maintained by any party. As such, the buoys… Read more »

West Cumbria Rivers Trust Summer Newsletter Now Out

West Cumbria Rivers Trust Summer Newsletter is out now. Read about:-  – the £3.4 million awarded for river improvement projects in West Cumbria – how they’re working with Highways England and the Environment Agency to help reduce flood risk in Portinscale and Braithwaite – the results of their latest annual fish survey in the Derwent… Read more »

Vacancy for Chair of Clyde MPP & Clyde 2020 Steering Group

Fishing

A new Chair for Clyde Marine Planning Partnership and Clyde 2020 Steering Group is sought.  The tasks required as Chair are as follows:   – Chair the CMPP quarterly Members’ meetings and annual general meetings and the Clyde 2020 meetings. Chair CMPP Board meetings as required. [Estimated up to 8 meetings per year]. – Lead… Read more »

Natural England look for Contractor to Produced Smelt Recovery Management Plan

European smelt (Osmerus eperlanus) is a fish species that inhabits near shore coastal and estuarine waters and migrates up river to spawn. Historically, smelt were an abundant shoaling fish characteristic of many UK estuaries with strong cultural connections to coastal and estuarine communities. Archaeological evidence of smelt bones at Roman encampments has been found and… Read more »

SEPA Introduces New Finfish Aquaculture Regulatory Framework

SEPA have introduced a new, firm, evidence-based regulatory framework for Scotland’s finfish aquaculture sector. The framework will further strengthen the protection of the marine environment for the people of Scotland. Launched on 1st June 2019, the revised regulatory framework implements proposals announced in November 2018 which were subject to Scotland-wide consultation. The new framework, which… Read more »

Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland – Join the Discussion!

Marine Scotland (MS) will be holding an event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow on Friday 14 June from 2.00pm to 5.00pm to discuss the Scottish Government’s recently published national discussion paper on the Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland As part of the discussion paper process MS are holding events around the country and… Read more »

Book Launch ‘West Cumbria: On the Edge’, a new publication by John Scanlan

‘West Cumbria: On the Edge’ is an exploration of a place that has existed throughout its modern history on the edge of things. Drawing insights from cultural and economic history, geography, architecture and the built environment, as well as literary and artistic representations, author John Scanlan presents a perspective on a place defined not only by… Read more »