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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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2016 Nature Photographer of the Year

| December 10, 2016
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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Bass stocks are dangerously low

| November 23, 2016
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

| October 14, 2016
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a comprehensive report calling for far greater protection for Britain’s estuaries and for a radical overhaul of the outdated rules governing inshore netting, which is doing huge damage to juvenile fish stocks and endangering the survival of important species such as bass, mullet,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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Sea Anglers assist Scientists to tag Bass

| May 17, 2016
Sea Anglers assist Scientists to tag Bass

Between March and October, large shoals of Bass visit the inshore waters and estuaries of the Essex & Suffolk Coast. The species have declined markedly in recent years, through a combination of high levels of fishing and consecutive years of poor survival of juvenile fish, thought to be due to low winter water temperatures. As […]

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High catch-and-release rates

| May 2, 2016
High catch-and-release rates

While catch-and-release (C&R) is a well-known practice in several European freshwater recreational fisheries, studies on the magnitude and impact of this practice in European marine recreational fisheries are limited. To provide an overview of the practice and magnitude of C&R among marine recreational anglers in Europe, the existing knowledge of C&R and its potential associated […]

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AT will not assist data collection

| February 26, 2016
AT will not assist data collection

The Angling Trust will not be supporting Sea Angling 2016, a new project to collect data on catches from recreational sea anglers. The project, commissioned by Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science), follows up on the Sea Angling 2012 research project and fulfils EU requirements for the UK to provide data on recreational […]

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Ullapool Angling Event

| February 15, 2016
Ullapool Angling Event

A date for your diary! SSACN Outreach is pleased to announce that we will be joining the Ullapool Angling festival again this year for a day of fun filled sea side activities on Saturday 20th August!!! Come join us for a spot of drop netting with sea creature touch tanks, environmental games and activities and […]

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