Archive for February, 2012

Identification issues in Smooth-hound from the north-east Atlantic

Identification issues in Smooth-hound from the north-east Atlantic

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Smoothhound

In the following posts Dr Edward Farrell, chairman of the Irish Elasmobranch Group, Co-regional Vice Chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and member of the European Elasmobranch Association Scientific Committee will discuss his work on the identification issues surrounding smooth-hound in the north-east Atlantic. As many anglers fish for and tag smooth-hound so we […]

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Starry Smooth-hound or Common Smooth-hound?

Starry Smooth-hound or Common Smooth-hound?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Smoothhound

Dr Farrell discusses some identification issues surrounding smooth-hound species in north-east Atlantic waters and the work he has carried out in an attempt to resolve these issues. Species Identification and Biology The first and main question that always seems to arise when talking about smooth-hounds is “what species is it?” There are many species of […]

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Biology and Management of Starry Smooth-hound in the NE Atlantic

Biology and Management of Starry Smooth-hound in the NE Atlantic

In this article, Dr Farrell discusses the progression of his research on starry smooth-hound (after clearing up the identification confusion!) and the implications his research might have on future management of smooth-hound populations in the north-east Atlantic. Current Fishery and Management Resolving the identification issues of Northeast Atlantic smooth-hounds greatly simplified the next part of […]

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Wind farm town hall meeting

Wind farm town hall meeting

Scottish Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson will be the keynote speaker at a town hall meeting in St Andrews this Thursday which is set to bring together opposition to wind farm developments from throughout Scotland. Struan Stevenson, who is Vice-President of the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee, will explain that the destructive impact of off-shore turbine developments […]

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Biology and Management of Starry Smooth-hound in the NE Atlantic

Biology and Management of Starry Smooth-hound in the NE Atlantic

In the second part of our guest article, Dr Farrell discusses the progression of his research on starry smooth-hound (after clearing up the identification confusion!) and the implications his research might have on future management of smooth-hound populations in the north-east Atlantic. Current Fishery and Management Resolving the identification issues of Northeast Atlantic smooth-hounds greatly […]

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Starry Smooth-hound or Common Smooth-hound?

Starry Smooth-hound or Common Smooth-hound?

In the first of our guest articles, Dr Farrell discusses some identification issues surrounding smooth-hound species in north-east Atlantic waters and the work he has carried out in an attempt to resolve these issues. Species Identification and Biology The first and main question that always seems to arise when talking about smooth-hounds is “what species […]

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Identification issues in Smooth-hound from the north-east Atlantic

Identification issues in Smooth-hound from the north-east Atlantic

This week the SSTP are proud to present a series of guest articles by Dr Edward Farrell. Dr Farrell is the chairman of the Irish Elasmobranch Group, Co-regional Vice Chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and member of the European Elasmobranch Association Scientific Committee; in a series of articles for tagsharks.com Dr Farrell will […]

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Make a difference

Make a difference

Over the past few years SSACN has achieved some terrific results  – the economic study, presentations in Holyrood, contributing to marine management policy and establishing the SSTP to name just a few and we are now involved in many areas and matters which we could not have conceived of when we first started. This is […]

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