The Scottish Government just announced that they will be removing the customary exemptions to a seasonal ban on white fish catches in an important breeding ground for cod. This decision comes after 20 years of protecting these creatures, so we can expect more news about this situation soon!
The agency Marine Scotland has announced that the Firth of Clyde will be closed to fishers between 14 February and 30 April in 2022, but with tighter controls.
This year, the Scottish government has introduced an exemption to allow Nephrops trawlers and creels, as well as scallop dredgers, access into a small area of cod spawning ground.
The reason for this is that these boat types typically only catch low numbers when there have been poor recruitment patterns due Ion fish stocks like those seen recently where catches have decreased dramatically over time.”
To ensure the healthiest and safest numbers possible, it has been decided that all exemptions will no longer be allowed during this time.
“This represents a major shift in our previous position – for sound environmental and biodiversity reasons.”
With a ban on oil and gas production in effect, industry leaders have raised concerns about the future of Job One. Crews that work in this area are dependent upon it for their livelihoods and they fear what will happen if there’s no access to these resources.”
“The Scottish Government has announced that they will be closing down one of the most important ports in all of Scotland, which means there’ll now only be enough room for a few ships at any given time. This is devastating news considering how many rely on fishing as their livelihood and it makes going out into these hazardous conditions even harder than before! We’ve never seen anything like this happen during our lifetime so I’m hoping somebody can find some way to help us because those people don’t deserve what’s happening.”
“The Scottish Government has been working with our industry for many years now, and we have seen how this approach benefits everyone involved. We are pleased to see that the two sides can work together peacefully in order achieve what they want.”
The Scottish Government was roundly criticized for its proposed ban on fishing with spinning gear in the North Sea. The SSF accused them of failing to provide any evidence before announcing this decision, which will go before parliament tomorrow and could set a dangerous precedent if it becomes law as well.
Ms. Macdonald said this was not the case for Clyde.
The clarity and logic that is usually applied in decision-making processes must be understood before making any type of call on your next project or moving forward with what you’re working towards right now!
The Scottish Government’s handling of this issue has been a complete fail and it is serving only to undermine their trust in that process.
Offering a relative haven forced during their time of reproduction, the Scottish Government has banned all fishing activity within 12 miles of any offshore locations where this species may be spotted.
The hope is that by limiting how much we disturb them–and providing natural resources like seals or habitats rather than concrete ones!–we can help promote greater numbers in an already scarce fish population!
“To make sure that fishing remains sustainable for years into the future, we will have a short-term impact on local fishers. But taking action now is ultimately beneficial because it replenishes stocks and ensures there are enough fish available throughout all seasons.”
The increased restrictions on fishing are a “small step” towards protecting critical fish habitats, according to sustainable fisheries campaigners.
For 20 years, bottom-towed fishing has risked the recovery of Scotland’s collapsed west coast cod stocks.
For decades now there have been efforts by environmental organizations like Open Seas to protect these delicate areas from being harvested too heavily or destroyed entirely due to their importance in supporting life on our planet, but with each passing day they face danger just so that some people can feed their appetite for catching another species outright when all we need are sustainable sources which won’t wipe them away completely should anything go wrong.”
“This is a huge win for our industry and we can’t wait until it comes into force! The Scottish Government has removed some of the most unfair exemptions to better manage fisheries around here. It’s great news that they’re finally doing something about all these years’ worth problems with their policies.”
“What’s needed now is a little bit more support from the government, but it’s necessary for our marine ecosystem. We need sustainable fishing and incentives to encourage people back into this industry.”
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