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SharkFest UK coming to Bristol September 2016

| September 7, 2016
SharkFest UK coming to Bristol September 2016

This year marks the first official UK Shark Festival! SharkFest, hosted by the conservation organisation Fin Fighters, will be held on the 24th September at the M Shed in Bristol. Fin Fighters have partnered up a number of charities and organisations including: The Shark Trust, Sharks4Kids, Marine Conservation Society and the Manta Trust, to bring […]

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Greenland shark “longest living vertebrate”!

| August 13, 2016
Greenland shark “longest living vertebrate”!

Greenland sharks are now the longest-living vertebrates known on Earth, scientists say. Researchers used radiocarbon dating to determine the ages of 28 of the animals, and estimated that one female was about 400 years old. The team found that the sharks grow at just 1cm a year, and reach sexual maturity at about the age […]

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Did you know? #1

| March 19, 2016
Did you know? #1

This website allows you to work out the weight of the most commonly caught fish in Scottish waters from just their length? Visit: www.ssacn.org/gfac/length-to-weight

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Will MPA management compromise the fate of the common skate?

| March 7, 2016
Will MPA management compromise the fate of the common skate?

As an IUCN Critically Endangered species, the common skate is somewhat ironically named. Once found throughout Europe, deep sea lochs on the West coast of Scotland are now one of their last strongholds. However, the latest Scottish Government measures introduced to protect this majestic, but sadly all-too-rare creature, whilst a major step forward, are still at […]

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Proposed Regulating Order for the Clyde

| January 15, 2016
Proposed Regulating Order for the Clyde

The  Scottish  Sea Angling  Conservation  Network  (SSACN)  welcomes  the  opportunity  to  pass comment on the Clyde Regulating Order (RO) Application. SSACN suggests the proposed measures, while not perfect, are an important step forward in delivering a healthy, biodiverse Clyde supporting a diversity of marine jobs rather than a vulnerable monoculture benefiting only a few. Without […]

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Help needed to “Revive the Clyde”

| January 15, 2016
Help needed to “Revive the Clyde”

Please note that any comments have to be sent in by Monday 18th January. The Scottish Government has received an application for a Regulating Order, which intends to “revive the clyde”. If successful, the order submitted by the Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) will restrict prawn trawling in many of the areas thought to be […]

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Help needed to ‘Revive the Clyde’

| January 15, 2016
Help needed to ‘Revive the Clyde’

Please note that any comments have to be sent in by Monday 18th January. The Scottish Government has received an application for a Regulating Order, which intends to “revive the clyde”. If successful, the order submitted by the Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) will restrict prawn trawling in many of the areas thought to be […]

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SSTP helps Northern Irish Government with tagger training

| December 7, 2015
SSTP helps Northern Irish Government with tagger training

The SSTP were recently invited to Belfast to provide some skate tagger training to members of the Ulster Wildlife and people from the Department of Environments Marine Division. The Marine Division have been tasked with managing and issuing the licenses that are now required in Northern Ireland to tag common skate. The skate are a […]

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