Archive for April, 2010

Arran Wildlife Festival

Arran Wildlife Festival

The Isle of Arran Wildlife Festival celebrates Scotland’s special wildlife with eight days of fantastic wildlife events each May.  Check their Blog and Other Wildlife Events pages for updates and information about other events throughout the year.

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Happy to help with the programme

Happy to help with the programme

Last weekend, the SSTP joined a number of anglers around the Sound of Jura in one the SSACN organised events. The aim of the weekend was to tag and release as many Common Skate as possible to try and help increase our knowledge on the species movements and life history. Unfortunately, the skate were not […]

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Bycatch threats to porbeagle and spurdog ?

Bycatch threats to porbeagle and spurdog ?

SSACN are currently looking at ways as to how the relationship with our Scottish science partners can be leveraged to support a CEFAS project to assess the survivability of porbeagle (Lamna nasus) and spurdog (Squalus acanthias) when caught as by-catch. Key aims of the project are to identify the times of year or particular localities […]

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MPA and Conservation Strategy Responses required

MPA and Conservation Strategy Responses required

With the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 now in place, the Scottish Government is now in the business of implementing the act. The Government’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) Guidelines and Marine Nature Conservation Strategy are out for consultation at the moment, both with a deadline of June 4th. SSACN will of course be responding to these […]

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MPA and Conservation Strategy Responses required

MPA and Conservation Strategy Responses required

With the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 now in place, the Scottish Government is now in the business of implementing the act. The Government’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) Guidelines and Marine Nature Conservation Strategy are out for consultation at the moment, both with a deadline of June 4th. SSACN will of course be responding to these […]

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Oban pollack – April 2010

Oban pollack – April 2010

Pelamid finds a great weather forecast too hard to resist and reports on an early season trip to Oban to fish for pollack taking along James Thorburn for his first experience of these hard fighting fish. Pollack fishing around the Firth of Lorne is in quite shallow water over reefs and rock points. Generally the […]

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SNH – Priority Marine Features

SNH – Priority Marine Features

Condensed from this SNH website page. Scotland’s marine biodiversity – what’s really important? Scotland’s coasts and seas are among the most biologically productive in the world; supporting an estimated 8,000 species of plants and animals; new species are still being discovered, particularly in deeper waters. The aim of the Priority Marine Features work is to […]

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Earth Day 2010

Earth Day 2010

LOL – Lauren on Location – Earth Day 2010 – Lauren gives a talk, cleans up and discusses dangerous toilets. Thursday the 22nd April 2010 was Earth Day, originally founded in 1970 in the US by Senator G. Nelson it is now celebrated by more than 175 countries worldwide and is designed to inspire awareness […]

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