Archive for March, 2010

Getting ready to go

Getting ready to go

  Will I get this lot on the plane ? Pack, pack, pack, weigh… re-shuffle, re-shuffle, weigh… pay for extra baggage online! One week left to go and my bags are already packed and waiting! When I have been on trips in the past I have always taken my old faithful Karrimor rucksack (65L), however […]

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Loch Etive ICZM update

Loch Etive ICZM update

Meeting records and associated maps may be found on the Marine and Coastal Development Unit’s pages of the Council website here. The next Loch Etive ICZM meetings has been arranged for : Tuesday, 30 March 2010 – Natural Heritage, Historic Interests, Water Quality 20 April 2010 – Aquaculture, Fisheries, Commercial Marine Traffic, Marine Renewable Energy […]

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Lauren on Location

Lauren on Location

Lauren Smith, who has made a significant contribution to the SSTP has taken a 3 month sabbatical from her current research position and will shortly be heading off to the Philippines to undertake as many shark based activities as possible. Lauren will be posting regular updates to SSACN once she’s away – you will be […]

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Irish Sea Conservation Zones

Irish Sea Conservation Zones

From their website – http://www.irishseaconservation.org.uk/ Irish Sea Conservation Zones is a project to help secure a healthy and productive future for the coast and waters of the Irish Sea. Over the next few years, parts of the Irish Sea will be given further environmental protection. The users and interest groups of the Irish Sea will […]

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UK MCZ Project Newsletter

UK MCZ Project Newsletter

The first MCZ Project Newsletter – designed to keep stakeholders up-to-date with the work of the Marine Conservation Zone Project has just been released here. It welcomes the Ministerial Statement, made in accordance with the Marine and Coastal Access Act, which it says takes designating Marine Conservation Zones as part of an ecologically coherent network […]

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Atlanto-Scandian herring awarded MSC

Atlanto-Scandian herring awarded MSC

THE Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group’s (SPSG) Atlanto-Scandian herring fishery has been certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard. Herring taken from this fishery are now eligible to bear the MSC eco label.  The assessment was carried out by independent certifier Food Certification International. SPSG pelagic trawlers fitted with […]

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Introduction

Introduction

Sharks have evolved for over 400 million years, surviving some of the earth’s greatest mass extinctions. They are superbly adapted to their environment: apex predators, intelligent with unique immune systems and yet for all this perfection they are vulnerable particularly to the actions of man. Therefore I believe that the key way to save these […]

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Cameron discusses angling with AT

Cameron discusses angling with AT

David Cameron, the Leader of the Opposition in Westminster gave an exclusive interview to Angling Times (see here) and spelt out his plans for the sport’s future if the Conservatives win the next General Election. Speaking from his offices in Westminster, the Leader of the Opposition covered a range of issues from predation and the […]

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