Archive for May, 2011

Meet the new SSTP Project Coordinator

Meet the new SSTP Project Coordinator

Meet Julie Hope – our new SSTP Project Coordinator. Julie first became involved with conservation work whilst being a volunteer teacher in Africa.  Entering as a general zoology/conservation/marine biology student she became increasingly pulled towards marine biology. Julie has also participated in Sharkatag and the inaugural Skate Tagathon. According to Julie “I’m really pleased to […]

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SNH Renewables report

SNH Renewables report

A new report, commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and funded by Marine Scotland (MS), presenting the findings of a series of research projects carried out in Scottish waters has just been released. According to their press release it will help balance marine energy development and nature conservation. As well as the renewable energy sector […]

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A BAFTA for Hugh’s Fish Fight

A BAFTA for Hugh’s Fish Fight

Hugh’s Fish Fight, the acclaimed Channel 4 television series which highlighted the discards scandal, was recognised in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards at the weekend. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the celebrity chef and food writer, accepted the award saying : "The whole production team is absolutely thrilled to have Hugh’s Fish Fight […]

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Hong Kong bans trawling

Hong Kong bans trawling

Hong Kong has banned trawl fishing in its waters, a decision welcomed by conservationists Friday as a crucial move to save fish stocks and revive the city’s depleted marine environment. Conservation group WWF, which has been lobbying for a trawling ban since 2005, hailed the decision as a success for ocean conservation efforts, after a […]

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SSTP Project Officer vacancy (p/t)

SSTP Project Officer vacancy (p/t)

SSACN have a vacancy for a SSTP Project Officer (P/T) to be based in the Dumfries and Galloway region. The successful candidate will work alongside our recently recruited SSTP Project Officer to assist in the further development of the SSTP website and the use of social media as well as undertaking a number of activities […]

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Cycling for charity

Cycling for charity

11 year olds Bradley Burrett and Euan Burns have raised £177.50 each for their favourite charities. The boys had to prepare and give a Powerpoint presentation on their chosen charities as part of Drummore Primary School’s Medal of Excellence Project. The boys came up with the idea of raising funds by collecting sponsor money for […]

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RSPB launch awards programme

RSPB launch awards programme

RSPB Scotland is launching the Nature of Scotland Awards to celebrate achievements in Scottish nature conservation. Scotland is world renowned for its incredible nature, the conservation charity wants to recognise projects and people who have worked hard to maintain this. Six different awards will celebrate a wide range of outstanding achievements in the preservation or […]

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West coast scallop fraudsters

West coast scallop fraudsters

Campaigners, backed by one of Scotland’s leading chefs, the Michelin-starred Tom Kitchin, are calling for an accreditation scheme to be introduced to stamp out the growing practice of passing off scallops dredged from the seabed as the more succulent and expensive hand-dived variety. Only 5% of scallops in Scotland are caught by divers, the remainder […]

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