Archive for May, 2010

100 dives up

100 dives up

LOL – Lauren on Location – another fantastic week for Lauren as shoe logs up her 100th dive and along with some of the members of the TSRCP team she goes freediving around Malapascua island. Most sites are quite shallow with the deepest freedive logged at 10m; however the most fascinating site was “coral gardens” […]

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Despair at the SFF

Despair at the SFF

Members post. “Knowledge gap between science and catch information from fishing grounds must be closed, says SFF” I continue to despair at Bertie Armstrong. Once again he is banging the drum that the real-time situation found by fishermen and the scientists do not agree, presumably making a case for increased quota. Ironically, he may be […]

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Surviving Fiesta and Manta Ray Overload!

Surviving Fiesta and Manta Ray Overload!

  LOL – Lauren on Location – Eye to eye with a Manta ray Fiesta’s in the Philippines are usually held to celebrate a patron saint or to mark the passing of a season, different city’s/islands in the Philippines hold fiestas at different times of the year depending on the decisions made by the local […]

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Offshore wind consultation

Offshore wind consultation

As part of the consultation process the Scottish Government are inviting written responses to the consultation on the Draft Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters by 16 August 2010. A series of stakeholder consultation workshops will be taken forward by Marine Scotland in the coming weeks, to help explain the approach used […]

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Marine environment game

Marine environment game

A new educational game to improve primary school children’s knowledge of the marine environment was launched on Saturday 15th May at an outdoor learning event at Inverary Primary School. The game adds to the Sea & Learn suite of teaching tools created by the Argyll and Bute Local Biodiversity Action Plan Marine Partnership. The game […]

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New UK fisheries minister

New UK fisheries minister

Richard Benyon MP has been appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries. His portfolio will include : Natural environment, Ecosystem services, Biodiversity National parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty, Wildlife, JNCC Flooding and water (including Nitrates), Inland waterways (including British Waterways) Land management (including commons and contaminated land) and soil Rural Affairs, Coastal […]

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All you need is fish

All you need is fish

In the following article, David McNair highlights the the benefits angling, the challenges it can provide and how it can contribute to the health of individuals and society. All that is really needed to round off the experience – is FISH – that’s why SSACN is trying to ensure the future of our sport by […]

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An update on Lauren

An update on Lauren

LOL – Lauren on Location rounded off a fabulous week of diving at Monad Shoal with 2 dives at Gato Island (about 1 – 1 1/2 hrs boat ride N.W. of Malapascua Island) today, which was absolutely incredible, the visibility was particularly good especially on our first dive and the water was like glass. Managed […]

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