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SHARKATAG 2017!

SHARKATAG 2017!

The ninth annual Sharkatag event will be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of June 2017. The event will take place from marks around the Solway and SW Scotland but the event will primarily be based at the Clashwhannon Caravan Park in Drummore. Entries will also be taken at Sands of Luce Holiday Park at Sandhead […]

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SSACN Outreach Events

SSACN Outreach Events

The Outreach Team will be attending the following Events.

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Shark! Rebranding the “monster”

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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Meet our new project officer: Amie Williams

Meet our new project officer: Amie Williams

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 […]

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SharkFest UK coming to Bristol September 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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Marine tourism worth £3.7 billion +

Marine tourism worth £3.7 billion +

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 […]

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Capturing Our Coast

Capturing Our Coast

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!

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Did you know? #1

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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