Archive for April, 2010

Alternative energy development plans

Alternative energy development plans

Marine Scotland and The Crown Estate have developed a map of proposed areas for wave and tidal development in the further Scottish leasing round, as well as supporting documents on the guidelines and the scoping study that was undertaken to identify the areas suitable for development. The proposed areas are now subject to a short […]

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Early review of IFGs

Early review of IFGs

Marine Scotland, In-shore Fisheries policy, has commissioned an early review and policy appraisal of Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFGs) in Scotland. The review, by Homarus Ltd, will consider the economic benefits of IFGs, potential alternative funding models and how IFGs will fit within the proposals for Scottish Marine Regions, as well as taking stock of early […]

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Oban – Festival of the sea

Oban – Festival of the sea

Oban is to host a major new 10 day event, celebrating ‘Argyll’s  dazzling marine environment’ and inviting everyone to come and join the adventure. The Festival of the Sea is a community festival and embraces anything and everything to do with the sea and our expressions of our relationship with it – from marine science, […]

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Travelling and Training

Travelling and Training

LOL – Lauren on Location – Lauren makes her way to Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project (TSRCP), based on Malapascua Island, off the North East tip of Cebu, gets some on site dive training, explores a wreck and catches her first sight of a thresher shark.   After flying back from Legaspi to Manila […]

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The Giants of the Ocean

The Giants of the Ocean

LOL – Lauren on Location – Lauren gambles with the ATM and gets to swim with whale sharks. After a good nights sleep in Manila I was back in the Airport this time flying domestic with Cebu Pacific (terminal 3), to Legaspi in South Luzon, here I was hopefully meeting up with a representative from […]

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Lauren on Location – Aberdeen to Manila

Lauren on Location – Aberdeen to Manila

By the time it came to leave Aberdeen on the 5th of April, I was literally bursting at the seams (the luggage and myself!). Finally the adventure was here and I couldn’t wait to get started. I arrived at Aberdeen airport at around 4:30am and began my day with a Ginsters scotch roll! In fact […]

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Government position on MPAs

Government position on MPAs

The UK Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 gives Scottish Ministers powers to designate MPAs in the offshore waters adjacent to Scotland for biodiversity protection. A Ministerial statement on the creation of a MPA network was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 12 March 2010 by the Cabinet Secretary. This fulfils a duty on Scottish […]

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Snowy the shark arrives at Loch Lomond Aquarium

Snowy the shark arrives at Loch Lomond Aquarium

A GUITAR shark is the first of its kind to settle in Scotland – and it’s loving its new home at the Loch Lomond Aquarium. Hailing from the Western Indian Ocean, the unusual breed has been named Snowy after its difficult journey from the south of England to its new home in Scotland two weeks […]

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