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    http://www.fishnewseu.com/scottish-n...e-picture.html

    Cab sec paints a more positive picture

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    Fishing bosses look to stop Faroese from taking their mackerel

    https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp...heir-mackerel/

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    EU fishing sector sends open letter to Pew on damage of misleading information

    http://europeche.chil.me/post/91723/...ng-information

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    Scallop dredging is sustainable and green industry

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/scallop...stry-1-3793366

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    Don’t dredge up old arguments when it comes to fishing for scallops

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/don-t-d...lops-1-3950014

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    Read this heap of absolute crap then the next post showing the TRUTH behind the absolute LIE of the story

    http://www.theguardian.com/science/2...P=share_btn_tw



    They are some of the country’s greatest untouched treasures, having lain undisturbed on the seabed, in some cases for centuries. But now these archaeological riches are being destroyed at an unprecedented rate before scientists or historians can get their hands on them.

    Once shipwrecks have been struck by fishing gear, they – and their contents – are obliterated for ever
    Sean Kingsley, Wreck Watch International

    That is the stark situation described by marine archaeologist Sean Kingsley, who says fishing boats that use heavyweight bottom-trawling and shellfish-dredging equipment are annihilating precious artefacts and sunken ships. Our desire for fresh scallops is putting our heritage at risk.

    “We know what damage can be done by these bulldozers of the deep – trawlers that drag hundreds of tonnes of gear over the seabed,” says Kingsley, who is director of Wreck Watch International. “They are destroying great swaths of the marine environment and are turning habitats rich in coral, sponge and sea fan into monotonous expanses of gravel and mud.

    “But fauna and flora can regenerate. The problem for marine archaeology is that once shipwrecks have been struck by fishing gear, they – and their contents – are obliterated for ever.”

    That represents a tremendous loss to society, he argues. Intriguing archaeological artefacts have been brought up from the sea floor over decades, ranging from stone age axes to second world war planes. One wreck yielded a 17th-century golf club.

    “We don’t really know fully what is down there,” says Kingsley. “And at this rate we will never find out.”
    A bronze cannon on the wreck of the HMS Victory, sunk in 1744.
    A bronze cannon on the wreck of the HMS Victory, sunk in 1744. Photograph: Sean Kingsley/Odyssey Marine Exploration

    Among the sites worst affected by trawlers is Doggerland, a vast area that was inhabited during the Mesolithic period 8,000 years ago, but has since been inundated by the waters of the North Sea. Hundreds of stone tools have been dredged up from it over the centuries. Today, it is being “bulldozed” by trawlers. Similarly endangered is the wreck of the 73-gun Dutch warship Eendracht, which was sunk in 1665 in the Battle of Lowestoft during the second Anglo-Dutch war.

    Nor is the problem confined to Britain. Many other marine sites around the world are at risk, says Kingsley. These include the seabed off Takashima Island, Japan, where the Mongol fleet of Kublai Khan was destroyed by a hurricane in 1281. Weapons, statues and pottery have since been dragged up, but again the area is risk from bottom-dredging, says Kingsley.

    These and many other sites around the globe and in British waters are being pulverised by fishing boats that use huge, 30-tonne nets that have metal doors and chains to hold them down and which are dragged across the seabed, over and over again. It is the equivalent of allowing a fleet of tractors to drag 30 tonnes of gear over a 150-metre wide swath of land for most days of the year. The effect on the habitat – and the treasures it contains – is catastrophic. “This is not a business in which treasures are being surgically removed. They are being obliterated on a widespread scale,” says Kingsley.

    But what can be done to halt this desecration is less obvious. “We need to fish to help feed the planet. I accept that. But we have to do something to save our archaeological treasures.” Kingsley suggests a “red list” of key sites. Fishing boats would have keep clear of them or, in some cases, they could be protected by surrounding them with concrete pillars on the seabed. “In the end, we are only going to be able to save a fraction of our most important sites and only if we act as a matter of urgency.”

    Fishing and Shipwreck Heritage: Marine Archaeology’s Greatest Threat by Sean Kingsley is published by Bloomsbury (45)

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    ODYSSEY WATCH

    NEW HMS VICTORY WEBSITE AND IT'S ALL ODYSSEY

    While the Odyssey Explorer continues to mow the lawn south west of Lands End Odyssey has launched a new website for the HMS Victory salvage, albeit sharing the billing with the Maritime Heritage Foundation and Odyssey's pet consultant Dr Sean Kingsley's "Wreck Watch International". Mortimer reckons the occasionally trans Atlantic grammar suggests the site may have been principally authored no closer to Lord Lingfield's home in Surrey than Tampa.

    Boasting a virtual dive tour the web site has a number of notable points the most notable of which is the utter absence of any explicit mention of the commercial contract Odyssey announced it had signed with the Maritime Heritage Foundation which would see Odyssey paid its full expenses plus between 50% and 80% of the fair commercial value of all objects raised, with the option of being paid in kind with objects in lieu of cash.

    However, money and the commercial elements of the Odyssey/MHF deal are present in all discussion of future plans on the website.

    For example, there is now mention of a mystery sponsor " sponsorship has been identified to fund the costs of the project survey, excavation, conservation and publication." and there is some very careful wording as regards the relationship of the MHF/OMEX Key Management Principles for the HMS Victory wreck site and the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

    To illustrate this, the website states "The Key Management Principles adhere to the archaeological protocols of the Annex of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001) in regard to research design, survey, excavation, conservation, curation, publication and archive management. By referring only to the "archaeological protocols" the web site excludes the financial elements of the UNESCO Convention which includes a ban on the sale of items which are explicitly included in the commercial contract Odyssey announced it had signed.

    It is also worth noting that the element which Odyssey /MHF claim will conforms to UNESCO refers only to the Accessioned Archive

    "The entire accessioned cultural artefact assemblage from the wreck, the ownership of which was transferred to the Maritime Heritage Foundation by a Deed dated 12 January 2012, will be retained as a unified archive."
    http://www.victory1744.org/plans.html

    This leaves the option for the MHF to choose not to accession certain items such as maybe "duplicate" cannon or coins which could then be sold by Odyssey as per the terms of the contract published in a press release by Odyssey.

    In a climb down by Odyssey/MHF and Lord Lingfield the web site does concede that there is a dispute over the precise spelling of the name of the most famous victim of the loss of the Victory, Admiral Sir John Balchen.

    The web site uses the spelling Balchin, used by the chair of the Maritime Heritage foundation Sir Robert Balchin Lord Lingfield. However in a bracket it states the Admiral's name is sometimes spelled "Balchen". "BALCHEN" is indeed the spelling used is on the monument set up by the Admirals grieving daughter Francis and in a contemporary biography. Mortimer would like Odyssey and the Maritime Heritage Foundation to make public the contemporary document[s] where the Admiral's name is indeed spelled with an "i".

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    The lad that wrote the Guardian story is Odyssey Marines pet prof , they only want fishing boats clear of wrecks to "preserve" them until they can get in with their salvage gear to tear them to bits for salvage NOTHING LESS

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    This from the Guardian in 2009

    http://www.theguardian.com/science/2...y-sunken-ships

    "However, Dr Jon Adams, head of archaeology at Southampton University, said: "These fears being raised by Odyssey Marine are disingenuous. They are doing this primarily to make money. Consider the Mary Rose. It is housed in a 35m museum along with all artefacts found on board. I doubt if the country would possess such a wonderful record of its naval past if it had been excavated by commercial operators.""

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    This story shows why no-one should ever believe any story in the Guardian

    http://ukmediawatch.org/2015/12/01/h...ophie-mcneill/

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