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Angel shark article

Angel shark article

  Angel sharks have the same colour and pattern as sand on the sea floor This allows them to bury themselves and hide from  unsuspecting prey When food swims by, it raises the front half of its body out of the sand It opens its jaws, lunges forward and snags the prey with its needle-like […]

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A better deal for Bass ?

A better deal for Bass ?

EU fisheries ministers came up with a deal that recognises that targeted netting for threatened bass stocks is no longer an acceptable form of fishing. At the ‘Fishing Opportunities’ meeting for 2017, proposals from the EU Commission calling for an end to netting for bass – which had the wholehearted support of recreational fishing organisations […]

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2016 Nature Photographer of the Year

2016 Nature Photographer of the Year

National Geographic has selected the winners of its 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year competition. This year’s grand prize winner was Greg Lecoeur’s ‘Sardine Run.’ The image gives a good idea of what the seas off the West coast of Scotland were like when the herring were plentiful. During the sardine migration along the Wild […]

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Richard Benyon supports BASS campaign

Richard Benyon supports BASS campaign

Former Fisheries Minister, Richard Benyon MP has thrown his weight behind the combined Angling Trust, BASS and Save Our Sea Bass campaign for a ban on bass netting. Across Northern Europe sea bass stocks are in deep trouble because of commercial overfishing and the repeated failure of politicians and fishery managers to follow scientific advice […]

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Wild Seaweed Harvesting Consultation

Wild Seaweed Harvesting Consultation

The Wild Seaweed Harvesting: Strategic Environmental Assessment – Environmental Report has been published on the Scottish Government web site. It can be found on the webpage; http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/11/6869 . There is a public consultation associated with this report. The Consultation on Wild Seaweed Harvesting started today, 22 November 2016 and will end on Friday, 15 February […]

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Bass stocks are dangerously low

Bass stocks are dangerously low

            From the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Despite years of warnings and efforts to reduce bass catches, we’re still taking too many. Scientists say that no bass should be caught in 2017 to allow the population of this favourite fish to start to recover. Achieving a truly zero catch will […]

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Angling Trust Dossier on Inshore Netting Reform

Angling Trust Dossier on Inshore Netting Reform

The Angling Trust has today published a comprehensive report calling for far greater protection for Britain’s estuaries and for a radical overhaul of the outdated rules governing inshore netting, which is doing huge damage to juvenile fish stocks and endangering the survival of important species such as bass, mullet, salmon and seatrout.

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Outreach Newsletter August 2016

Outreach Newsletter August 2016

SSACN’s Outreach Team would like to welcome you to the August 2016 edition of our Outreach newsletter – download it here – which is packed with news of our recent activities – we are sure that you will find some items of interest and look forward to seeing you at one of our Events in […]

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