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Cleaning Your Favourite Beach Will Make You Part Of A Global Marine Litter Movement International coastal clean-up could take place on your doorstep – are you ready to take it on? The UK’s leading marine charity is urging people who love the coast and enjoy nothing better than a barefoot stroll along the beach to [...]
Fishermen demonstrate almost zero discards in latest MMO trial Date issued: 18 June 2013 Reference: 03/13 Discards – where fish are thrown away at sea – have been virtually eliminated in some species by fishermen taking part in current trials, according to the latest catch quota report from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The report, [...]
Chilly UK seas could be keeping basking sharks away In 2013 Slow start to spotting season as plankton fails to bloom in cooler waters Basking sharks, which can grow to the size of a double decker bus, appear to be giving UK seas the cold shoulder probably because the water temperature here is lower than [...]
Catch of bluefin tuna confirmed off Devon Marine officers from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have identified a tuna recently caught off the coast of Devon as a bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). The fish is being retained by the MMO while the catch is investigated. It is being appropriately stored while our work is ongoing. [...]
Use of pingers by vessels over 12 metres to avoid Dolphin and Cetacean Bye Catch The Marine Management Organisation is advising the fishing industry of forthcoming implementation of an EU regulation that aims to reduce cetacean by-catch. Fishing vessels 12 metres and over in length should begin to take appropriate steps to ensure they meet [...]
Well its often said that certain anglers have what is known as the lucky Gene, and this certainly seems to be the case for Miff. After only four weeks of Fly Fishing he landed his personal best Rainbow trout of 18lb 04oz, which is also a new reservoir record for Lockwood Beck in North Yorkshire.
Our Passion For Plastic Is Leaving A Legacy Of Litter On Britain’s Beaches, Says UK’s Leading Marine Charity 14th May 2013 Plastic vies for space in the sand alongside sweet wrappers, cigarette stubs and drinks bottles as our beaches reveal anti-litter campaigns are now falling on deaf ears Plastic bits and pieces made up almost [...]
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has refined its ratings for mackerel to help consumers better differentiate between the various fisheries involved in catching this once-sustainable seafood favourite. With the Faroe Islands and Iceland still continuing to set mackerel quotas outside of international agreements and scientific advice, MCS has separated out these fisheries to [...]
Ayr-registered fishing vessel Isla S (DS1) - Undersized scallop catch costs vessel owners over £29,000 Lewes Crown Court today (Thursday 1 May) ordered a fishing vessel owner to pay over £29,000 and the master £500 after finding them guilty of retaining 8.8 tonnes of undersized scallops. The court heard that on 4 September 2012 the [...]
The government has proposed to create just 31 of 127 marine conservation zones recommended to it for English waters in an £8m consultation that took over two years and involved tens of thousands of people. We need far more. If the network were implemented in full and protected from dredging and trawling, it would help turn around the state of our seas and recover lost fisheries productivity. This is a historic opportunity that we must grasp today. If we drag our heels much longer, there will be little left to protect.
The UK's sealife will be protected by 31 new conservation zones aimed at preventing trawling and dredging destroying life on the ocean floor, under plans announced by the government on Thursday. But ministers rejected advice to create 127 zones, including all the areas where no activity would have been allowed, leading campaigners to describe the [...]
This article titled "MEPs vote to ban discards in historic reform of fishing policy" was written by Fiona Harvey, environment correspondent, for The Guardian on Wednesday 6th February 2013 17.04 UTC The European parliament voted on Wednesday to ban the wasteful practice of throwing away healthy fish at sea in a victory for campaigners and [...]