Archive for October, 2011

Damanaki on EU seas

Damanaki on EU seas

In a recent communication Ms Damanaki said: “Our seas and oceans are in crises: ocean ecosystems are deteriorating, and this poses a direct threat to the coastal communities and sea-based economies that depend on them and that are the key pillars of European economy and quality of life. “By contrast to that, if protected and […]

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Blonde Ray

Blonde Ray

  Biology Other Names: Raja brachyura Description: Large ray with a sandy brown dorsal surface with some large light spots and many small dark spots that always reach the very edge of the wingtips. The ventral surface is white. Blonde Rays have a blunt snout and often have rows of thorns alone the spine and […]

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Scottish Marine Region – Consultation

Scottish Marine Region – Consultation

The Scottish Government published a consultation paper Scottish Marine Regions – Defining their Boundaries on 23rd November 2010 and written responses were invited until 18th February 2011. There were eleven main questions and 81 written submissions were received by the deadline. There were also twelve public meetings in coastal communities around Scotland and one video-conference […]

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Scottish Marine Region – Consultation

Scottish Marine Region – Consultation

The Scottish Government published a consultation paper Scottish Marine Regions – Defining their Boundaries on 23rd November 2010 and written responses were invited until 18th February 2011. There were eleven main questions and 81 written submissions were received by the deadline. There were also twelve public meetings in coastal communities around Scotland and one video-conference […]

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“Sores” on Tagged Sharks

“Sores” on Tagged Sharks

Recently, some anglers have reported ‘sores’ at tag sites on recaptured Common Skate. Below we explain the impact that tagging has to the body of an elasmobranch in order to explain that these ‘sores’ are formed from scar tissue as an auto immune response from the fish. As tagging is a popular method for studying […]

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SSACN AGM and subscriptions

SSACN AGM and subscriptions

The AGM this year will be held on the 8th December at the Royal Marine Reserve HQ, 37 – 51 Birkmyre Road, Govan, Glasgow, G51 3JH – it will start at 7.30pm and all Members are welcome to attend. As the HQ is a gated compound, please respond to this email address / write directly […]

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SSACN AGM and subscriptions

SSACN AGM and subscriptions

The AGM this year will be held on the 8th December at the Royal Marine Reserve HQ, 37 – 51 Birkmyre Road, Govan, Glasgow, G51 3JH – it will start at 7.30pm and all Members are welcome to attend. As the HQ is a gated compound, please respond to this email address / write directly to […]

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Tope

Tope

Today we look at the Tope in the fifth of our Species Fishing and ID guides.   Biology Other Names: Galeorhinus galeus Description: Tope are a slender shark with a sandy brown to grey dorsal surface and pale white ventral surface. Unlike Smoothhound, Tope have a prominent lobed tail and sharp, triangular teeth. Juvenile tope […]

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