Archive for March, 2010

Eggcase hunting on Machrihanish beach

Eggcase hunting on Machrihanish beach

Foul weather did not deter 44 children from Dalintober and Drumlemble Primaries who took part in an Easter beach clean and eggcase hunt on Machrihanish beach this week, in fact it left them wanting more. The event was organised by the GRAB Trust’s (Group for Recycling in Argyll and Bute) Beaches and Marine Litter Project […]

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Social and Community Benefits of Angling research

Social and Community Benefits of Angling research

From Angling Research at http://www.anglingresearch.org.uk/ As part of our research into the Social and Community Benefits of Angling, we have just launched our Young people’s Angling Survey. It’s a short online survey for 18 yrs and under that can be found on our website. It looks into the health and wellbeing benefits of angling for […]

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Thresher Shark

Thresher Shark

The primary reason for me choosing the Philippines is because it is home to a well established shark research laboratory, with an excellent reputation the – Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project (TSRCP), based on Malapascua Island, off the North East tip of Cebu. I shall be working at the TSRCP for 2 months. The […]

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Marine Protected Areas around Scotland

Marine Protected Areas around Scotland

Marine Scotland recognises that it is vital to protect marine biodiversity and ecosystems to ensure that the natural environment, and the diversity of industries which depend upon it, is safeguarded for the future. The Marine (Scotland) Act and the UK Marine and Coastal Access Act both contain new powers to designate Marine Protected Areas. These […]

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Whale Sharks

Whale Sharks

During my stay in the Philippines I will also be going to visit the whale sharks that descend on the waters of Donsol, located at the Southern tip of Luzon Island for December to May each year. Here I will be getting in the water with the whale sharks and meeting with employees of Donsol […]

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Scottish MPAs lack inclusion

Scottish MPAs lack inclusion

This just in from – COAST – (Community Of Arran Seabed Trust) The Marine (Scotland) Act recently received Royal Assent. Greeted with general enthusiasm and optimism by the national press, a few stories failed to hit the headlines – namely that Scotland lags far behind its southern neighbors… The Marine (Scotland) Act is in part […]

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Sea angling recognized in debate

Sea angling recognized in debate

Sea angling had a couple of mentions in the following deabte: S3M-05962 Jim Mather (Argyll and Bute) (Scottish National Party): Tourism— That the Parliament supports the Scottish tourism industry as it works toward the shared growth ambition set out in the Tourism Framework for Change (TFFC) strategy; commends the commitment shown by the industry in […]

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Environmental impact of salmon farming

Environmental impact of salmon farming

The Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA) has published a summary report on scientific studies into the environmental impact of current salmon farming operations. It reveals a devastating catalogue of malpractice in the way salmon farming is impacting wild salmon, sea trout and the marine environment, and provides incontrovertible proof that it is a sword of […]

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