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Shark! Rebranding the “monster”

| April 19, 2017
Shark! Rebranding the “monster”

Sharks have existed for about 400 million years, but they could disappear in a generation if we don’t do anything to help them. In his talk, Steve Backshall shares some incredible facts about shark anatomy that make them the perfect animal for their environment. He also talks about human actions that endanger these precious animals […]

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Scottish Priority Marine Features Report

| March 24, 2017
Scottish Priority Marine Features Report

SNH Commissioned Report No. 406 – Descriptions of Scottish Priority Marine Features (PMFs) is now available.  The seas around Scotland are rich and diverse – Scotland’s position at the edge of the continental shelf, the long coastline, large area of sea and the mixing of warm and coldwater currents combine to make its waters a […]

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| March 24, 2017

The Science team at the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (the NWIFCA) are working on a Recreational Sea Angling Strategy and need your help!  It is understood that sea angling brings many personal, social and economic benefits to the individuals, businesses and communities near the coast. Your knowledge, views and opinions will help […]

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EU catch opportunities 2017

| March 17, 2017
EU catch opportunities 2017

The EU Fisheries Council finalised catching opportunities for 2017 concluded with quota increases for many key fish stocks for the Scottish fleet, reflecting the general improving trend of our fisheries. Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the SFF (Scottish Fishermen’s Federation), said: “Overall, this is a positive outcome for Scotland which underlines the sustainable fishing practices adopted by […]

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MSC and SSF at odds about haddock

| March 17, 2017
MSC and SSF at odds about haddock

The MCS (Marine Conservation Society) have taken some haddock fisheries off its green list – but the SFF's (Scottish Fishermen’s Federation) representative accuse it of ‘dressing advocacy up as science’. Haddock from three North Sea and west of Scotland fisheries have been removed from the MSC's recommended “green” list of fish to eat, after stocks fell below the acceptable levels […]

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Great donation from TronixPro

| March 15, 2017
Great donation from TronixPro

SSACN's Outreach Programme has just received a great boost following the donation of rods, reels and other sea angling equipment from TRONIXPRO (www.tronixfishing.com) – a wholesale fishing tackle supplier, providing shops throughout the UK with a wide range of fishing equipment brands from around the world. The donation by TRONIXPRO will help SSACN volunteers to substantially […]

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SSACN Outreach Newsletter (Feb 2017)

| February 28, 2017
SSACN Outreach Newsletter (Feb 2017)

SSACN’s Outreach Team would like to welcome you to the Spring 2017 edition of our Outreach newsletter – please download it here – which is packed with news of new members of the team as well as recent and upcoming activities – we are sure that you will find some items of interest and look […]

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Bass Tagging Project in Cork Harbour

| October 1, 2013
Bass Tagging Project in Cork Harbour

Admittedly not a shark, but an interesting tagging programme. The ESB Sea Bass Tagging Project is an exciting collaborative research project taking place in cork Harbour over the next two years. The project’s main objective is to tag 60 sea bass with acoustic transmitters so that researchers can acoustically track their movements through the harbour. […]

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