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One of the west coast’s most well-known fisheries managers has been appointed to investigate ways of restoring dwindling fish stocks in the Clyde Estuary.
Until 2002 sea angling competitions were held each year in Lamlash but they can longer take place because of the diminishing fish stocks in the bay.
The Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT), a charity set up to promote an economically and environmentally viable fishing industry for future generations, has recruited Alex Watson Crook as a dedicated Firth of Clyde Project Coordinator.
Alex, who has been professionally active in fisheries management for more than 15 years, has been tasked with developing and implementing SIFT’s sustainable fishery management plan for the Firth of Clyde.
Read the full story in the Arran Banner edition of October 27 2012, also available on line at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital