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SSACN Outreach Newsletter #1

| April 25, 2015
SSACN Outreach Newsletter #1

The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network’s Outreach Team have released their first Newsletter. Thanks to funding we have been able to recruit a full time Project Officer, Samantha King, to build on the successes of our existing Community Outreach Programme by introducing a series of ‘SSACN Outreach Hubs’. Samantha is currently in the process of […]

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SSACN’s proposed MPA’s successful

| July 24, 2014
SSACN’s proposed MPA’s successful

The purpose of the Loch Sunart MPA is to facilitate the very differing management, monitoring and surveying requirements of conserving common skate. The common skate is the largest skate in the world. It was once found around the entire British coastline but unsustainable levels of fishing throughout the 19th and 20th centuries have reduced the […]

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MASTS community project on Elasmobranchs

| March 28, 2014
MASTS community project on Elasmobranchs

Funding has been secured for a MASTS community project on Elasmobranchs to be known as SIORC (Gaelic for shark) which will be officially launched at SSACN’s Celebrating Scotland’s Sharks event.  The objective of the project is to collate existing sources of elasmobranch data to provide the strongest scientific evidence base for stakeholders to (1) apply […]

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MASTS Workshop Summary Report

| September 9, 2013
MASTS Workshop Summary Report

The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the current elasmobranch research taking place in Scottish waters and to see if a collaborative approach might be beneficial in driving future research forwards. The workshop attracted 31 participants from a wide range of backgrounds. The workshop and session was opened by the Chair, Prof. Teresa Fernandes, […]

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GAC–Thanks to all

| March 8, 2013
GAC–Thanks to all

The Glasgow Angling Centre Weekend was a great success. Thanks to all of you who stopped by, had a chat, made a donation, took out membership etc – your contributions are really appreciated. Special words of thanks naturally go out to all the staff at GAC for their tremendous help and assistance and to Jim […]

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Status of the Shark–Infographic

| January 4, 2013
Status of the Shark–Infographic

Here is a fine example of an infographic from the Discovery Channel. Note :: It is quite a large image so may take a while to download.  

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SSACN AGM 2012

| September 13, 2012
SSACN AGM 2012

This year we’ll be holding the AGM in Dumfries and Galloway. All Members are cordially invited to attend. It will be held on Wednesday the 10th October at the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries, DG1 2DF ( http://www.cairndalehotel.co.uk/ ). Timing is 7pm for a 7.30pm start and a 9.45pm finish at the latest. If any one would […]

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Sharks on BBC Breakfast TV

| September 12, 2012
Sharks on BBC Breakfast TV

The BBC, who have been very supportive of SSACN and the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme are running a story about the UK shark protection that has been put in place over the last few years. The short film, which will also feature tagging a tope in south west Scotland, will appear on The BBC’s Breakfast […]

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