Last chance to have your say on fish­ing pro­pos­als

The Oban Times - - News -

A SE­RIES of pub­lic meet­ings around the Firth of Clyde, to high­light con­cerns over the po­ten­tial com­mu­nity-wide im­pact of pro­posed fish­ing reg­u­la­tions, are be­ing held by the Clyde Fish­er­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion (CFA).

The CFA has been host­ing com­mu­nity meet­ings in Camp­bel­town, Car­radale, Tar­bert, Port Ellen ( Is­lay), Troon, Stran­raer and Largs, with the last of the meet­ings due to take place on Novem­ber 30.

Elaine Whyte, sec­re­tary of the CFA, said: ‘The meet­ings are open to ev­ery­one who is con­cerned about the sur­vival of our com­mu­ni­ties, whether they are di­rectly con­nected with fish­ing or not.

‘The man­age­ment ar­range­ments for Marine Pro­tected Ar­eas ( MPAs) in the Clyde com­bined with a pro­posed Reg­u­lat­ing Or­der from the Sus­tain­able In­shore Fish­eries Trust (SIFT) have the po­ten­tial to im­pact upon ev­ery as­pect of com­mu­nity life, in­clud­ing lo­cal busi­nesses and schools.’

More in­for­ma­tion on the meet­ings can be found at www.clyde­

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