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SIFT is disappointed by the Scottish Government decision not to approve its Clyde Regulating Order application.

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05/04/2016 - Job vacancy - Project Administrator

SIFT is seeking a Project Administrator to work alongside key SIFT staff on the development and implementation of current SIFT projects.

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30/11/2015 - Preliminary RO Consultation Announced

Marine Scotland are welcoming any comments on SIFT's application and associated economic assessment for a Clyde Regulating Order to management the fisheries for Nephrops, King Scallops and Queen Scallops.

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21/10/2015 - Comprehensive Plan Lodged to Boost Clyde Fisheries

The Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) has lodged with the Scottish Government an innovative proposal to revive the Firth of Clyde’s once great fishery. The proposal, for a Regulating Order under the 1967 Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act, aims to improve the Firth’s existing shellfish fishery and bring back its former finfish fishery.

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17/06/2015 - SIFT welcome South Arran MPA management

SIFT believe that recently announced plans for the South Arran Marine Protected Area show "Ministerial vision"

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09/03/2015 - SIFT Public Drop-in Events, March 2015

The Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) will be holding public drop-in events at the following locations: Arran, Auchrannie Resort, 16th March (12:30-6:30pm) Prestwick, Carlton Hotel, 17th March (12:30-6:30pm) Tarbert, Anchor Hotel, 19th March (12:30-6:30pm) Inverary, Loch Fyne Hotel, 20th March (12:30-6:30pm)

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06/03/2015 - SIFT announce public drop-in events to discuss RO

SIFT are pleased to announce a series of public drop-in events at a number of locations around the Firth of Clyde during the week beginning 16th March.

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20/02/2015 - SIFT publish information pack on Regulating Order

SIFT have published a summary of its proposal for a Regulating Order in the Firth of Clyde

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21/01/2015 - SIFT Appoints New Chair and Trustee

SIFT have announced the appointment of Mark Rose as Chairman and Rupert Ormond as Trustee with effect from 21st January 2015.

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04/11/2014 - SIFT News Update, October

SIFT continues to focus its efforts on the Firth of Clyde Project which aims to restore the Firth of Clyde ecosystem so it can again support a sustainable, economically viable mixed fishery for everyone's benefit. SIFT is currently working on developing an application for a Regulating Order (RO) which aims to bring-in new management measures to the Firth’s prawn and scallop fisheries.

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