Archive for December, 2010

Living North Sea

Living North Sea

The aim of the Living North Sea project is to discover why certain fish stocks are in decline. The project involves 15 partners from seven countries including the Association of Rivers Trusts, the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research and the Dutch Angling Association. DNA samples have been taken from North East sea trout (from the […]

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New Year – New Thinking ?

New Year – New Thinking ?

To welcome in the New Year we have asked a number of people across a broad range of interests (fishermen, politicians, scientists etc) to give us their views on a variety of topics generally associated with the state of Scotland’s marine environment, fish stocks, sea angling and conservation. We’d also like to include an article […]

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New Year – New Thinking ?

New Year – New Thinking ?

To welcome in the New Year we have asked a number of people across a broad range of interests (fishermen, politicians, scientists etc) to give us their views on a variety of topics generally associated with the state of Scotland’s marine environment, fish stocks, sea angling and conservation. We’d also like to include an article […]

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Offshore Wind SEA and Draft Plan events – January 2011

Offshore Wind SEA and Draft Plan events – January 2011

The Scottish Government is holding a series of follow-up workshops on the outcomes of the consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Draft Plan for Offshore Wind.  The events will be held in the following locations: 10 January 2011 – Argyll Arms Hotel, Campbeltown, 6.30-9 pm 13 January 2011 – An Talla, Tiree, 6.30-9 […]

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Offshore Wind SEA and Draft Plan events – January 2011

Offshore Wind SEA and Draft Plan events – January 2011

The Scottish Government is holding a series of follow-up workshops on the outcomes of the consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Draft Plan for Offshore Wind.  The events will be held in the following locations: 10 January 2011 – Argyll Arms Hotel, Campbeltown, 6.30-9 pm 13 January 2011 – An Talla, Tiree, 6.30-9 […]

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Haven for undulate rays

Haven for undulate rays

Original article here. A  haven for one of Dorset’s most endangered marine animals has been discovered in Swanage and Studland bays. The area has been identified as a nursery ground for undulate rays, one of the prettiest and smallest of the British skates and rays, with its pattern of delicate wavy lines surrounded by pale […]

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EU tightens protection of sharks

EU tightens protection of sharks

SSACN welcomes the EU Council of Fisheries Minister’s decision to tighten the protection of both inshore and deepwater species of sharks in the 2010 December talks. They have voted to End all commercial fishing for spurdog (The bycatch allowance has been removed) Maintain the closure of the porbeagle shark fishery through 2011 Reduce the Total […]

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Petition – Save the UK Coastguard Centres

Petition – Save the UK Coastguard Centres

An online petition has been raised to ask the UK government to think again on its proposals for reducing the number of Coastguard Co-ordination Centres. The petition reads :: The government has recently announced its intention to turn the UK’s 18 Coastguard Co-ordination Centres into THREE 24hr centres & FIVE that are only open during […]

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