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Archive for the ‘Fisheries’ Category

Visit to world leading conservation company

Posted on: 20th February 2014

Local MP, Andrew George, will take Europe MP, Sir Graham Watson, to meet the local people behind a world leading marine conservation company, Chelonia Limited, based in Mousehole. Former local GP, Dr Nick Tregenza, and his son, Professor T B Tregenza, run Chelonia Limited from The Barkhouse at North Cliff in Mousehole. There they manufacture […]

Fishermen deserve support too

Posted on: 17th February 2014

The MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Andrew George, will increase pressure on Government Ministers this week to ensure that those fishermen who have been badly affected by the recent storms and damage to their boats and equipment will receive appropriate support from Government. Mr George took the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt. […]

“Hands off” our mackerel handline quota – George

Posted on: 28th January 2014

Local MP, Andrew George, is demanding that Cornish mackerel fishermen retain a protected quota allocation. Mr George first campaigned for a protected quota for mackerel hand liners 16 years ago when Scottish fishermen threatened to squeeze the Cornish industry out of existence. Mr George has again successfully campaigned for the 2014 quota to remain at […]

“Marine Conservation Zones = Blue Planet Award for Cornwall & Scilly” – George

Posted on: 21st November 2013

Commenting on news that that the Isles of Scilly and the Manacles, as well as three local offshore areas, have been given Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) status, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Andrew George said: “Five of the 27 new Marine Conservation Zones are off the coast of, or within fishing […]

Welcome for PIB discharge ban – George

Posted on: 22nd October 2013

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed news that the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has banned the discharge of polyisobutylene (PIB) at sea following contamination spills earlier this year which resulted in thousands of seabird strandings. Mr George, who was one of the MPs leading the campaign to ban the discharge of PIB at sea, […]

George welcomes free training for fishermen

Posted on: 21st October 2013

West Cornwall MP Andrew George has welcomed the offer of free training worth up to £1,400 to local fishermen. Seafood Cornwall Training, the dedicated training agency for Cornwall’s fishing industry, has extended its funding until March 2014 for fishermen to refresh their basic sea safety courses and complete their Skipper’s Tickets for boats under 16.5 […]

George pushes for action to protect seabirds

Posted on: 22nd August 2013

Following news this week that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has been unable to trace the vessel responsible for a contamination spill in April and May, local MP, Andrew George, has pledged to continue pushing for a code of practice to stop pollution incidents which are killing thousands of seabirds. Mr George has already made […]

MP calls for better protection for local fishermen

Posted on: 10th May 2013

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, is urging Ministers to ensure that local fishermen are protected from having their fishing gear damaged by large vessels. A number of fishermen have contacted Mr George to protest in the strongest terms that their gear is being damaged or lost and is costing them thousands of pounds. One local […]

“We need quicker action to stop seabird strandings” – George

Posted on: 22nd April 2013

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, is calling upon the International Maritime Organisation, the UK Government and UK ports, to work in concert to stop pollution incidents which are killing thousands of seabirds on our coast. Mr George has already raised questions with Ministers but, […]

Government must act to protect seabirds from pollutants – MP

Posted on: 15th April 2013

West Cornwall and Scilly MP, Andrew George, is calling upon Marine Environment Minister, Richard Benyon MP, to regulate and to prosecute ships which discharge pollutants which are killing hundreds of Guillemots and Razorbills at sea. Many of Mr George’s constituents, who are engaged in efforts to recover seabirds which have been stricken by Polyisobutylene following […]