Archive for May, 2010

Beyond the Blue – Issue 7

Beyond the Blue – Issue 7

With a stunning photo portfolio from marine-filming veteran Charles Maxwell, an absolutely stunning cover featured from David Ulloa and many more exciting features, the ‘Benthic-themed’ Beyond Blue Issue 7 is a magazine that no ocean enthusiast should miss! Download Issue 7 in pdf.

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Loch Etive ICZM – Connel meeting

Loch Etive ICZM – Connel meeting

Following the public meeting in Connel on 20 April 2010 – minutes and presentations from SEPA, SNH and Argyll Fisheries Trust have been added to the Marine and Coastal Development Unit’s pages of the Council website. The next public ICZM meeting will focus on aquaculture and the date for this meeting will be circulated shortly. […]

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Egg case hunting on Coll

Egg case hunting on Coll

The SSTP recently went to Coll to visit Arinagour Primary School to help them scour the beach at Feall Bay for eggcases. The day was a huge success with (slightly windy) beautiful sunny weather allowing the class to spend all afternoon on the beach after a morning learning fascinating shark facts. Many Catshark eggcases were […]

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Governments fail to deliver on biological diversity

Governments fail to deliver on biological diversity

In 2002, parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – which included most nations on the planet agreed on a target to stem the loss of biodiversity by 2010. There are still more than six months to go before that deadline officially expires – but nationally, regionally and globally, the results are not good […]

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Sharks, Rays, Visa’s, Ear’s and Woolly Hats

Sharks, Rays, Visa’s, Ear’s and Woolly Hats

LOL – Lauren on Location – Too much detail around ear infections balanced by some rather nice photos. A little over a week ago I was starting to get impatient, I had been out of the water for several days due to an infection in my right ear and (more importantly) no longer wanted to […]

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All Westminster supports angling ?

All Westminster supports angling ?

All three of the main Westminster political parties have now signed the Angling Trust’s Angling Manifesto. The document sets out a detailed agenda for the next Parliament to protect and improve angling and fisheries and to acknowledge the economic, environmental and social benefits that the country’s most popular pursuit offers to the British people. Signed […]

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Some thoughts on safe hooking

Some thoughts on safe hooking

Pelamid considers the issues associated with catching fish them in a manner that minimises the chances of the fish being overly stressed, or physically damaged. He uses cod, pollack and bass – three of the favourite fish the Scottish sea angler. Most sea anglers fish for enjoyment and often release some, or all, of their […]

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Report raises a storm

Report raises a storm

A recent report entitled ‘The effects of 118 years of industrial fishing on UK bottom trawl fisheries’ written by Ruth H. Thurstan, Simon Brockington & Callum M. Roberts is causing quite a storm claiming the decline in UK fish stocks has been worse than previously feared and that the “extraordinary” falls in species such as […]

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