North Sea Cod recovering from overfishing

from John Kinsman, Coastwatch St Monans Sustainably sourced North Sea cod is back on the menu after the Marine Stewardship Council said stocks had recovered from overfishing. Cod levels fell from 270,000 tonnes in the 1970’s to 36,000 tonnes on 2006. Laws on quotas, modified equipment and closing spawning areas to fishing have helped stocks …

The south Arran MPA – more than hatchings on a map

by Stephen Brown, Kildonan I have been a supporter of COAST for a number of years as a holidaymaker to the island. Having moved to the island recently the Marine Protected Area (MPA) moved from being an abstract concept with some intangible environmental objective, to the practical application of zoning fisheries activities to protect habitats …