Archive for May, 2009

HM Coastguard Contacts

HM Coastguard Contacts

Scotland & N.Ireland Aberdeen Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre HM Coastguard 4th Floor Marine House Blaikies Quay ABERDEEN AB11 5PB Tel: 01224 592334 Fax: 01224 575920 Belfast Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre HM Coastguard Bregenz House Quay Street BANGOR?Co.Down BT20 5ED Tel: 028 9146 3933 Fax: 028 9146 5886 Clyde Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre HM Coastguard Navy […]

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RIP – CFP

RIP – CFP

European Fisheries Ministers today voted to scrap the existing Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and come up with a new system to be in place by 2012. There was unanimous support for a new Common Fisheries Policy to be radically decentralised – giving more power to member states and to the industry. According to the European […]

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New insights

New insights

In the 18th century, large pods of blue whales, orcas, blue sharks and thresher sharks darkened the waters off Cornwall, herds of harbour porpoise pursued fish upriver, and dolphins regularly played in waters inshore. Using such diverse sources as old ship logs, literary texts, tax accounts, newly translated legal documents and even mounted trophies, researchers […]

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Manta Ray fin soup

Manta Ray fin soup

Conservationists fear a falling shark population is prompting Asian chefs to look for manta and devil rays to help meet the voracious demand for shark fin soup. Found in coastal waters throughout the world, rays present an easy target as they swim slowly near the surface with their huge wings. So far, they have escaped […]

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The Living Seas

The Living Seas

The oceans were once teeming with life before overfishing depleted their riches. Governments and scientists must protect them from overexploitation How often do we read of the seas teeming with fish, of porpoises gambolling in the harbour in olden days, and glistening blue whales gliding past England’s coastline? We admire the romantic notion, indulge the […]

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Invite from COAST

Invite from COAST

Dear COAST members &  supporters I would like to invite you along to the UK  premier of The End of the Line film on June the 8th at the Glasgow Film Theatre – Tickets can be booked online http://www.gft.org.uk/content/default.asp?page=s4  or by phone 0141 332 6535 If you really want to know what’s happening to the […]

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Invite from COAST

Invite from COAST

Dear COAST members &  supporters I would like to invite you along to the UK  premier of The End of the Line film on June the 8th at the Glasgow Film Theatre – Tickets can be booked online http://www.gft.org.uk/content/default.asp?page=s4  or by phone 0141 332 6535 If you really want to know what’s happening to the […]

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A call for action

A call for action

to rectify years of neglect and poor environmental practice on the west coast. In a recent statement to the Glasgow Herald, the Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Trust say that otters, seabirds and other creatures are turning up emaciated and malnourished sparking fears that fish stocks are running dangerously low on the west coast. John Robertson, one […]

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