Archive for June, 2010

Cod quotas to be cut further

Cod quotas to be cut further

Scottish fishing industry leaders have called for calm heads in the wake of scientific advice recommending a 20% cut to North Sea cod quotas. The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) have said the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) suggestion would "kill off businesses" as right now they are absolutely at the bone […]

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Orkney Skate Trust

Orkney Skate Trust

The Orkney Skate Trust was formed by local marine biologist, and commercial diver Dan Wise after years of personal research into the Orkney population of critically endangered Flapper Skate (Dipturus intermedia). From their home page :: When diving for Scallops we would often see Flapper Skate (then named Common Skate) at various locations throughout Orkney.  […]

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Orkney Skate Trust

Orkney Skate Trust

The rich, diverse marine environment around Orkney – made up of some 70 islands – is one of the last remaining strongholds for Flapper Skate (Dipturus intermedia) in British waters. The Orkney Skate Trust (OST) – a voluntary group focused on researching and conserving the Orkney Flapper Skate population has been established to help conserve […]

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A lesson from Palau

A lesson from Palau

LOL – Lauren on Location – In her last blog entry Lauren reflects on a key factor which is helping Palau to retain a rich biodiversity in its water – It actually recognizes what it has and instead of ruining and exploiting such a resource it embraces it and protects it. From her blog entry […]

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A lesson from Palau

A lesson from Palau

LOL – Lauren on Location – In her last blog entry Lauren reflects on a key factor which is helping Palau to retain a rich biodiversity in its waters. Palau is unlike many other countries in that it actually recognizes what it has i.e.: world class dive sites and instead of ruining and exploiting such […]

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Activ8 Cowal

Activ8 Cowal

This year as part of their events programme, the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park in partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland are organising an outdoor recreation festival ‘Activ8 Cowal’  The event will be a mix of hands on activities, demonstrations and stalls promoting outdoor recreation. When:   Saturday 24th July 2010 Where:  Glenbranter – Activities […]

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Members meeting

Members meeting

There will be an open Members meeting on Thursday 1st July at the Royal Marine Reserve facilities at Govan, Glasgow, G51 3JH. On the agenda will be a general update on some of the key projects / activities and a debrief / discussion around this years Sharkatag. As the facility is a secure one and […]

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Members meeting

Members meeting

There will be an open Members meeting on Thursday 1st July at the Royal Marine Reserve facilities at Govan, Glasgow, G51 3JH. On the agenda will be a general update on some of the key projects / activities and a debrief / discussion around this years Sharkatag. As the facility is a secure one and […]

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