This year Sharkatag takes place 14-16th June from marks around the Solway and SW Scotland. NB :: Sharkatag is not a competition – its main aim are to highlight the urgent need for shark and ray conservation in Scottish waters, and to raise the public awareness of sea angling. As always, the focus is on collecting data on tope, smoothound, thornback and any other shark or ray species. The poster for the upcoming Sharkatag Event is attached.. Help publicise the Event, make it an even greater success, pass this link on to your friends or print a few off and pin them up in your office, workplace, club, pub or meeting place.

You can find out more details and enter Sharkatag on the following link SOUTHWEST SCOTLAND SHARK TAGGING WEEKEND

MCNI are fully supportive of this programme and would hope to set up a similar scenario in Northern Ireland in the future.

http://www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/the-social-benefits-of-angling

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/24/fish-discarding-ban-shunned-mps

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/27/overfishing-european-trawlers-eu-exemption

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2012/feb/24/fish-discards-ban-european-union

Also see ‘Clear message’ from prosecution of trawler for landing ‘black fish’

http://www.oceansentry.org/lang-en/overfishing/campaign.html

Please read information moved from links section of this website about the Northern Ireland Marine Bill ……………

http://www.doeni.gov.uk/consultation_northern_ireland_marine_bill_-_policy_proposals.pdf

http://www.doeni.gov.uk/index/protect_the_environment/natural_environment/marine_and_coast/marine_policy/northern_ireland_marine_bill.htm

Along with our response…………………..

http://www.marineconservationnorthernireland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/MCNI-Response-to-Marine-Consultation3.pdf

You can track the progress of the Marine Bill here http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Assembly-Business/Legislation/Primary-Legislation—Current-Bills/Marine-Bill/

 

Report from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Northern Ireland Committee

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