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Archive for August 19th, 2008

Conservatives condemn tope stance

Aug 19th, 2008 | By ssacn | Category: SSACN Announcements, Scottish Executive News

John Scott MSP - Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs & the Environment has joined condemnation of Fisheries Minister Richard Lochhead for his refusal to prohibit the commercial fishing of tope, a rare species of shark.
Mr Scott said: “I am dismayed that despite the UK Government recently banning the fishing of tope other than by [...]

ITV show segment on tope issue

Aug 19th, 2008 | By ssacn | Category: Other Conservation

Just recently Border ITV gave a 3 and 1/2 minute segment to highlight the crazy situation where it is illegal to land tope on the English side of the Solway, but legal on the Scottish side.
This is due to the Scottish Governments’ refusal to introduce a statutory instrument similar to the English Tope (Prohibition of [...]

Flying Dogfish

Aug 19th, 2008 | By ssacn | Category: Sea Life

From the Blackpool Sea Life Centre.
Six baby dogfish showed never before seen athletic ability when they leapt like a salmon from one pool into another.
According to Scott Blacker, senior aquarist at Blackpool Sea Life centre “I was amazed. I’d never heard of dogfish doing anything like this, and no one else I’ve talked to has [...]

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