The date today is 13-01-11

Sharkatag 2010

Sharkatag2010 is over.

It ran from the 18th to the 20th of June and as usual the main target was tope with rays, huss and hounds also expected to feature.

Results :: These will be posted as soon as all returns are in and have been validated.

Meanwhile photos taken at the event may be found at

Thanks to all those who took part - your contribution is immensely important to the future of Scottish sharks.

Please remember – Sharkatag is not a competition – its main aims are to tag as many fish as possible from the shore and boat; to highlight the urgent need for shark, ray and skate conservation in Scottish waters, and to raise the public awareness of sea angling.



You can download an A5 copy of our poster from here to pass on to your friends, club, local tackle shop or anyone else who may be interested.

A code of best practice for handling tope may be found here.

Click on the following for accommodation lists for  The Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Whitorn areas.



Why are SSACN tagging sharks ?

Many sea anglers have recognised that over the years the stocks of the various Scottish shark species have been in severe decline.

SSACN would like to see the Scottish government and fisheries managers make more effort to protect the various species of shark, but anecdotal evidence - no matter how obvious the situation is - is unacceptable to the government who have always claimed lack of scientific data.

Though the government requires further evidence through field-based research before they are willing to take any action they do not have a programme in place in gather it, therefore, SSACN has devised its own series and Sharkatag is just one of the initiatives we are undertaking to try and meet their evidential needs.



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