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Clyde Marine Planning

Clyde Marine Planning

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 […]

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Professional commercial fishermen ?

Professional commercial fishermen ?

According to the CFA Facebook page when referring to COAST they say  “ we have always remained professional …. will remain respectful of their opinions,  whilst not agreeing with them.” After the events of the other day at Holyrood, it would seem that the CFA are not willing to extend that attitude and approach to […]

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Tagging on Border TV

Tagging on Border TV

Fiona Armstrong’s been on a shark tagging expedition with Ian Burrett at Port Logan on the Mull of Galloway – the southernmost point of Scotland. Fiona also interviews Edward Wright and Michelle Frost to learn about some of the misunderstandings associated with sharks and also their role in the overall marine environment. She catches a […]

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Frequent trawling leads to skinny fish

Frequent trawling leads to skinny fish

Trawling – dragging heavy gear over ocean bottoms in search of fish near the sea floor – is arguably one of the most destructive human practices. Removing fish from the sea for an ever-hungry, growing human population has consequences that include reducing fish populations and messing with the natural balance of the ocean’s food webs. […]

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Areas where 42cm size for bass applies

Areas where 42cm size for bass applies

Bass are one of the most important and valuable species to recreational angling and its dependent businesses. They were historically exploited primarily by recreational anglers until commercial fisheries for bass expanded dramatically in the 1960-70s. Now European bass stocks are in decline due to overfishing and poor recruitment in recent years. A bass multiannual management […]

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Time for a depth limit on trawling ?

Time for a depth limit on trawling ?

On September 28, The Conversation published an article: “Don’t fall for the deep-sea scaremongers – wild fishing is healthy and sustainable” by Magnus Johnson, a senior lecturer in Environmental Marine Biology at the University of Hull. The article criticised a paper by marine biologists at the University of Glasgow and Marine Science Scotland on the […]

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New shark species discovered in Scottish waters

New shark species discovered in Scottish waters

Finding strange and unusual looking elasmobranchs in the deep sea is not uncommon but following a recent deep sea survey scientists from Marine Scotland noticed a species that they had not seen before. Following some careful research it was established that the fish (pictured to the right) was in fact a false catshark sometimes known […]

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US waste sea fish

US waste sea fish

As much as 47% of the edible U.S. seafood supply is wasted each year, with more than half of that waste coming at the consumer level as people throw away spoiled or uneaten seafood at home, according to a new study. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future estimated the edible U.S. […]

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