Category Archives: Fishing

TAKE PART – wild salmon conservation consultation

We are six months on from the implementation of the marine conservation measures put in place by the Scottish Government to improve Wild Salmon fish stocks in Scotland’s waters. The Scottish Government has recently launched its proposed assessment for 2017, … Continue reading

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Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight 2016

We are in the midst of the annual celebration of Scotland’s larder – our Food and Drink fortnight, 3-18th September. This year the celebration is highlighting the hard work of fishermen and farmers in Scotland, whose efforts underpin the brilliant … Continue reading

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Take Part – Consultation on electro-fishing for razor clams

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on proposed amendments to the legislation prohibiting fishing with electricity. This law is being replaced, so the issue of electro-fishing for razor clams is under consideration. This is a welcome opportunity for fishermen and … Continue reading

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The EU plays a significant role in facilitating Scotland’s leadership on climate change and energy issues. At the Paris Summit the sense of excitement was palpable, and while it is acknowledged that America and China paved the way for the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the work of Local Coastal Partnerships

At the beginning of this week I attended a debate and reception celebrating 21 years of Scotland’s Local Coastal Partnerships. The role of Local Coastal Partnerships, of which there are seven around Scotland, is to promote coastal areas economically and culturally … Continue reading

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Debating the Clyde 2020 commitment

I recently took part in a Members Business debate on the Clyde 2020 initiative.  You can watch my speech a 7:25 into the above video. The initiative is part of a wider drive under the EU Marine Directive to achieve … Continue reading

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RSPB Seabird Cruise

Last month I got the opportunity to attend a reception event with a difference hosted by the RSPB. Most receptions tend to take place in one of the Parliament’s meeting rooms but this one was out on the Firth of … Continue reading

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Visit to Eyemouth

At the end of March I was in Eyemouth to find out more about the Harbour Trust and the fishing industry in the region and to address some local concerns. I was pleased to be accompanied on the day by Kenryck … Continue reading

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