[After a lot of thought on the issue of the RSA Strategy I have written to the SACN asking them to withdraw from negotiations with DEFRA on the strategy. I feel that the strategy will be detrimental to sea anglers. Licence fees and bag limits will impact negatively on club fishing in the area and will also be damaging to the local charter industries.]Hi Leon,
I write with regard to SACN Policy with regard to the Recreational sea angling Strategy. As a member of SACN I am unhappy with the groups policy to meet with DEFRA and take part in the formation of the Strategy. At present I am unsure if I stand alone or others share my concerns but I feel all angling organisations should walk away from the negotiation table and not take part in forming a strategy which is clearly to be detrimental to sea fishing in the UK.
I do not wish to get bogged down in if's, but's, and when's etc. My motion is that sacn membership as a whole should be asked if they require the organisation to represent them on this issue or should the organisation walk away from negotiations. My reasons for the motion should be made clear to the membership when they are asked.
After reading your SACN membership policy at :
I think it would be possible to put this to the membership as a whole as set out in the sentence below taken from the sacn site.
"The way that the Executive Group administers SACN, or any decisions taken by the Executive can be challenged by any member, and any dispute taken to the membership as a whole."
I realise this will not fit happily with your view on the strategy but as this is such a serious issue I feel the views of the whole SACN membership should be sought and policy should be in line with their thinking on the issue as a whole.
Kind regards - Glenn
Edited by glennk, 25 February 2007 - 09:12 AM.