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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Marine recreation and tourism expenditure in Scotland is estimated to amount to £3.7 billion per year, according to a report published today. Sea angling is worth in excess of £158 million – the government have consistently ignored the previous Radford Report so will they accept this latest one ?; will they now give sea angling […]
Our outreach project officer Samantha had a fantastic time on Sunday training with Marine Conservation Society for the new UK wide citizen science project Capturing Our Coast (CoCoast). SSACN can now incorporate seashore surveys into our rockpool rambles to gather important data on marine species along the UK coastline!
On the 10th of February the constitution of the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP) was formally adopted and the new Partnership was nominated to develop a statutory regional marine plan for the Clyde Marine Region. The Firth of Clyde Forum has now effectively been closed and the work of marine planning will be taken forward […]
Our AGM this year will be held on 16/02/16 – 7pm at the Pleasantfield Bar 144 Ayr Rd, Prestwick, Ayrshire KA9 1TS. If any one would like to propose an amendment to SSACN’s constitution or any other form of resolution, please ensure it is received by the 08/02/16 – just use the form on the […]