The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

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A spurdog fact sheet from the Shark Alliance may be found here.

Spurdog stocks are in deep trouble, so much so, the WWF have placed them on their top ten list as species most likely to face extinction; alongside species like Giant Panda, Siberian tigers etc.

Evidence from many anglers suggests that the Lochs Sunnart and Etive and surrounding waters have a unique resident population and that the spurdog pup in the region.

We believe Scotland could provide real leadership by setting aside this area to provide a springboard for the regeneration of the Species.

However, the Scottish Marine Directorate has stated they need scientific data before they are willing to take any action, such as declaring the area a Nursery area.

To provide this data SSACN are looking at tagging schemes on two levels

  1. Our members are already tagging the fish with standard plastic darts and this information will be collated by UK shark tagging programme.
  2. The Scottish Government’s marine scientists at the Fisheries Research Services (FRS) will administer an enhanced programme using satellite tags providing we can raise the necessary £25,000 to pay for tags and satellite time.

If you wish to get involved then please email

If you wish to support the enhanced programme, you may make a contribution at

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