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Overfishing by European trawlers could continue if EU exemption agreed

This article titled "Overfishing by European trawlers could continue if EU exemption agreed" was written by John Vidal environment editor, for The Guardian on Monday 27th February 2012 08.30 UTCHeavily subsidised European trawlers could be allowed to continue to overfish the waters of developing countries despite mounting evidence that stocks are being devastated and that [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:50:19+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Commercial Fishing|0 Comments

Illegal Fishing Skippers In Court

This article titled "Fishing skippers and factory fined nearly £1m for illegal catches" was written by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent, for The Guardian on Friday 24th February 2012 18.26 UTCAn inquiry into the UK's largest fishing scandal has uncovered "serious and organised" criminality by Scottish trawlermen and fish processors in an elaborate scam to illegally [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:50:20+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Commercial Fishing, Featured, Illegal Fishing|0 Comments

Fish Discarding Ban Shunned By MP’s

This article titled "Fish discarding ban shunned by MPs" was written by Fiona Harvey, environment correspondent, for on Friday 24th February 2012 06.00 UTC Fishermen should be allowed to continue discarding edible fish at sea, despite public pressure to stop the wasteful practice, a group of MPs has urged. The proposal, by a parliamentary [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:50:20+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Commercial Fishing, Featured|0 Comments

Logerhead Turtle Washed Up On Cornwall Beach

Young loggerhead washed up on Cornish beach is first report of 2012 Widemouth Bay is final resting place for endangered ocean traveller A small loggerhead turtle discovered dead on a beach near Bude is the first Cornish turtle record of 2012 and could play an important part in finding out more about these long distance [...]

By | 2012-02-18T08:04:53+00:00 February 18th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Spanish Ban Chinese Lampterns – Should UK Do The Same ?

Conservation group calls on UK authorities to take similar action to stop damage to environment and harm to wildlife The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK’s leading marine charity, says it’s delighted that Spain has become the latest in a number of countries banning the sale and use of Chinese (sky) lanterns, and wants to [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:50:25+00:00 February 18th, 2012|Featured, News|1 Comment

Martin Salter Takes Up Post With The Angling Trust

Big names from the worlds of fishing and politics have this week welcomed the appointment of former parliamentary angling spokesman Martin Salter as the new National Campaigns Coordinator for the Angling Trust. Martin, who stood down from the House of Commons at the last election, has recently returned from 'a fishing and writing sabbatical' in [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:50:25+00:00 February 18th, 2012|News|0 Comments

The Social Benefits Of Angling

A landmark research report to be launched today by the Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries, Richard Benyon MP, has lifted the lid on the role that angling plays in our communities. The three year research programme by Substance has surveyed and interviewed thousands of anglers and demonstrates the valuable contribution angling makes to [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:50:25+00:00 February 18th, 2012|Featured, News|1 Comment

Ford Sports Cheat Banned From International Team

Statement from the Angling Trust After careful consideration of the relevant facts, the Angling Trust would like to express its support for the stance taken by Ford Sports SAC in connection with the incident which occurred during the club’s charity open shore competition held at Weston Shore near Southampton where one competitor had his entry [...]

By | 2012-02-18T07:24:14+00:00 February 18th, 2012|Featured, News|0 Comments

Irish Sea Cod Stocks Collapse

Cod stocks in the Irish Sea and the west coast of Scotland have collapsed because of overfishing and politicians' refusal to fix low enough catch quotas, according to a leading fisheries scientist who advises the European commission on fish quotas. Dr Paul Connolly's comments followed the European commission's decision on Wednesday to recommend for the [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:50:38+00:00 October 3rd, 2011|Cod Fishing, Commercial Fishing|2 Comments