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  1. yes sellaness and collafirth are too congested and sellaness is a poor pier for fishing boats
  2. damissinlink


    would it no mak more sense to lay down grit earlier in the morning and to stop gritting on the main roads through the height of the day, many a day the boys are out gritting when there is lots of traffic moving about, so the cars etc is probably keeping the snow and frost of the roads, its early morning and late at night i think it should be layed down, a couple hours earlier on the main roads could see them on the B roads sooner too, and starting from tea time till later at night would help too
  3. Sorry for the confusion. There has apparently been men/boys buying a boat and getting the previous owner to keep a share in the boat so they can get the permit, if the previous owner is going out of the industry this shouldn't need to happen as its may not be more pressure on stocks, the ssmo should have no gripe with this, An Intresting letter in the Shetland times by Ronnie young this week, maybe it's time for a meeting with the ssmo and current applicants and current permit holders to see what everybody wants, time to sort this out now!!
  4. Papsy, what was the out come of the meeting? What progress has the rebellion made?
  5. If somebody has s permit they can have somebody else named on the permit like a son or nephew etc, so if the permit holder passes away that permit can be transferred, I have heard of people buying boats and keeping the original owner on the permit with a share and not even trying to buy the boat and getting the permit transferred 100% into there name, if you go through the proper channels the ssmo should have no objection to it if no more fishing effort or the original owner wants to another permit, as I understand it!! When the ssmo was started anybody who wanted a licence got one, because this is what the government wanted, nothing was ever said about keeping the same quantity of licences for ever, it was supposedly started to help stocks and fishing effort and fishermen were fed up of the boom and bust times, for instance if there was 120 permits but as boats went out of the fleet and stock levels weren't at s sustainable level no permits would be handed out
  6. Baron Redsain why do you keep comparing everything to orkney, is it just crabs your intrested in? its two completely differant places, they have a lot of crab and not a lot of scallops, the isle of man has its own licence scheme and rules, why have you no spoken about that, i have not heard one person with a ssmo permit say they dont want anymore boats in, if stock levels arent geat why would anybody in their right mind want to buy a boat to put more effort on that, if stock was good there would be no reason not to give out permits, stocks could be down for many reasons, so how does handing out permits help this? how would a free for all help this
  7. what does everybody want out o the ssmo? -- Scrap it. do they want it? -- No. what would be better? No SSMO. how do you make it fair for everybody and keep stocks healthy? Gear restrictions? how can you have gear restrictions if you dont have a managment organisation? who is going to implament the rules? far better to have the ssmo making rules to try and help stocks than have marine scotland etc trying to close big areas of fishing ground for no apparent reason, which would have happened if the ssmo wasnt here. ps well said trowie
  8. what does everybody want out o the ssmo? do they want it? what would be better? how do you make it fair for everybody and keep stocks healthy?
  9. most folk that am heard and have spoken to that are annoyed about the ssmo is part timers that are wanting to work a few creels when they are aff shift! how many folk is wantin tae go to da scallops or the crabs full time, its just my opinon, but i feel shetland would be worse off we a free for all. you canna really compare this to orkney as they have there own factorys to work up crab, what does shetland have a hot head that complains aboot the ssmo and he isna getting enough crab for his truck and annoys everybody that lands to him!! if the meeting at tingwall was such a success why is the ssmo commitee still in place, i think maybe the nae sayers maybe have'nt looked into the legal side of everything!! brown crab price and market is poor because of the likes of orkney with there big fleet of crabs boats floading the market with crabs, and you here of cold stores being fool all the time, but as a land lubber i widna ken aboot dat, the ssmo has a lot of work to do to make the regulating order everything it can and should be but it is making progress, in my opinon, cheers and good fishing
  10. blue beetle whit a lot o rubbish, the biggest percentage of shellfish fishermen want the ssmo, its just a few thats no getting there own wye that want rid o it. if they didna it windna be in place, you need something in place tae stop it being a free for all,
  11. if you issue aloan it should be paid back, the sic cannot issue grants for the fishing industry anymore due to eu bureaucracy
  12. Shetland’s seafood industry is worth £300 million a year to the islands, a figure that surpasses the value of the oil, gas, agriculture, tourism, and creative industries combined is this not reason enough to invest in shetlands fishing fleet! this boat will employ at lease 5 men at all times, will take ice and boxes and gear and use shetland engineers the same as all the other boats in the fleet. for every fishermen there is a 3 to 4 men/women employed on shore. yes the council is hard up for cash (when it suits them) but local businesses should be invested in.
  13. thanks for that, i will look in to it thanks again
  14. Hello we have recently bought a house and would like to change the name, does anybody know how you go about it??
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