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£50 Reward

There have been 8 skate tagged with data storage tags in the Sound of Mull and surrounding areas and Loch Sunart.
As well as the data storage tags one skate is also tagged with a Satellite tag which should detach after 1st of August and then upload it’s info.
The data storage tags will operate for 1 [...]


COAST win Observer Ethical Award

The Observer ethical awards are instrumental in progressing ethical thinking and ideas in the UK.
Their aim is to reward those pioneering a sustainable future for the country and to recognise the very best products, innovations and schemes that make living ethically achievable; they also highlight those who give ethical living a mainstream and practical appeal.
In [...]


SOS Newsletter - May 2008

Things have moved a long way in the past 12 months regarding shark protection and there is a real chance of sensible shark management providing The EU commission follow the scientific advice for the EU shark management plan (CPOA) due out around the end of the year.

When SOS was founded just three years ago, we [...]


Feathers appeal more than fins

RSPB Scotland supports the announcement that the Scottish Government is looking to extend up to 31 Special Protection Areas (SPAs) to give seabird feeding grounds the same protection as their nesting colonies on the land.
The RSPB Scotland head of conservation policy - Lloyd Austin was quoted as saying “This is very welcome news, and a [...]


WI calls for ban on bottom trawling

THE National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) have moved away from their traditional campaigning on issues that matter to women and their communities such as children’s diet, human trafficking, healthy eating etc to join conservation groups in calling for a European Union ban on bottom trawling.
Over 5,000 women will attend the NFWI Annual General Meeting [...]


A new management policy for The Wash

Although The Wash is not in Scotland, one can easily see the parallels.
Wildlife and fishermen in The Wash are to benefit from a new agreement to improve shellfish management and protect the natural environment within The Wash - an internationally important area for marine wildlife.
Over-fishing contributed to a collapse in shellfish stocks in the early [...]


Fight ‘em on the beaches

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) today criticised Whitehall proposals to tackle the thousands of tonnes of waste littering beaches in England and Wales, but welcomed the plans from the Scottish Government.
Last week, the Governments closed their consultations on introducing the revised European Bathing Water Directive, due to become UK law on March 24th.
Each Government has [...]


Defra appeasement and Everyone loses

Cornish inshore commercial fishermen have finally admitted that bass stocks in Cornwall are over-fished.
In the Jan 18 edition of Fishing News, skipper David Bond of Looe explained that the lack of available quota for species such as cod and sole has forced the inshore fleet to increase the pressure on non quota species like bass [...]


West of Scotland Cod stocks collapse

The ICES Fishery Science Services (FSS) considers that this stock has collapsed.
Estimates indicate a decline in recruitment in the last decade, correlated with a decline in the spawning stock to the lowest levels observed although the estimate of the 2005 year class is slightly higher.
There has been a mismatch between survey and catch data for [...]

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