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SHARKATAG 2017!

SHARKATAG 2017!

The ninth annual Sharkatag event will be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of June 2017. The event will take place from marks around the Solway and SW Scotland but the event will primarily be based at the Clashwhannon Caravan Park in Drummore. Entries will also be taken at Sands of Luce Holiday Park at Sandhead […]

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Skate Conundrum in Orkney!

Skate Conundrum in Orkney!

The SSTP recently attended a workshop on the common skate in Orkney, held by SNH and Marine Scotland science. The Orkney representation was the Council, Heriot Watt University, the Orkney Fishing Association and the Orkney Skate Trust. There is a conundrum concerning the skate purses that literally wash up empty in their hundreds on certain […]

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Meet our new project officer: Amie Williams

Meet our new project officer: Amie Williams

Edward Wright; our present Project Officer has done a superb job at the helm of the tagging programme during the last three years but he feels it is time to move on. Ed is planning to travel the world with his partner Nuria. The trustees of SSACN would like to thank Ed for his commitment […]

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Marine Scotland to hold consultation on electrofishing for razor clams in Scotland

Marine Scotland to hold consultation on electrofishing for razor clams in Scotland

Marine Scotland are holding a consultation  about electrofishing for razor clams in Scotland. This practise is illegal under EU law and the government would seek a derogation to allow the practise. https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/digital-communications/electrofishing-for-razor-clams The Scottish Government paper states Regardless of the method of fishing, it is clear that the level of fishing activity and removal rate […]

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