SIFT appoints new Trustee

Date: 11/02/2013

SIFT has appointed Dr Billy Sinclair as a Trustee

SIFT is delighted to announce that Dr Billy Sinclair, a geneticist from the University of Cumbria and former Chairman of the Scottish Governments's Clyde Inshore Fisheries Group, has joined as a Trustee and Director.

“SIFT’s aim of recreating a balanced fishery in the Firth of Clyde, through the establishment of a programme of spatial segregation of fishing effort is something I am wholly supportive of.” said Dr. Sinclair. He continued “I worked towards achieving a balanced fishery whilst at the Clyde IFG and now hope to continue towards that goal with SIFT, to bring tangible benefits to all sectors of the coastal communities around the Clyde. SIFT’s project represents a progressive model for a locally-managed sustainable fishery, something which will give ownership back to the relevant stakeholders”

"For economic, social and ecological reasons we must restore the Clyde, so that marine industries can revive and other new ones can develop” said Billy, who grew up in Glasgow and obtained his BSc in Biological Science from Paisley College of Technology and his PhD from the Open University.

SIFT Chairman Robert Younger said: “We are delighted that Billy has joined SIFT as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience about the Clyde fishery”.

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