Clyde Charter

We’re in this together

SIFT believes that inshore fisheries should be managed for productivity and not for decline.

 

Decades of decline of inshore fish populations and fishery jobs must and can be reversed by adopting genuinely sustainable management policies for inshore fisheries.

 

The Clyde Charter

We believe the Firth of Clyde fishery should be managed to:

1

Revive the Firth of Clyde marine environment.

2

Support a diverse fishery, boosting jobs and the local economy.

3

Promote fisheries management based on local input and scientific advice.

Sign the Clyde Charter

For more information please see our principles.

Why you should sign the clyde charter

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It is YOUR fishery

The Firth of Clyde is a public fishery, that is managed on your behalf by the Scottish Government. By signing the Charter you will show them that you care about how it is managed and that will help them to take the management steps necessary to deliver a Firth of Clyde fishery managed in the public interest.

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Support Clyde 2020

Over a number of years COAST and SIFT have worked to get the issue of the state of the Clyde onto the Scottish Government’s agenda. The Scottish Government responded by launching Clyde 2020, which aims to create and deliver a new vision for the Clyde. Richard Lochhead cabinet secretary for the environment has publicly stated: ‘My vision for the Clyde Basin is for a healthy and thriving marine ecosystem that supports sustainable fishing, tourism and leisure while offering protection to the fragile natural habitats’. Please help us turn that visionary statement into reality.

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SIFT plans to recover the Firth of Clyde Fishery

SIFT is developing a positive model of fishery governance for the Firth of Clyde which aims to recover the diversity, strength and productivity of the Firth of Clyde fishery. SIFT needs support for this model if is to stand a chance of being approved by the Scottish Government. The model fishery is designed to deliver the outcomes set out in the Clyde Charter. Your support for the Clyde Charter will help guarantee success.

Sign the Clyde Charter

For more information about SIFT, find out what we do.