Archive for April, 2012

Skate Tagathon–Final day

Skate Tagathon–Final day

Another slow day, but it got off to a great start for Suzanne MacKay on board Shooting Star with the re-capture of a 207lb female Skate, it was also Suzanne’s first skate. The weather was glorious with no wind and bright sunshine which made the slow fishing easy to bear. John McBlane on Black Pig […]

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Skate Tagathon-Day 2

Skate Tagathon-Day 2

Fishing was a bit slower today with 9 common skate caught by the boats – the biggest went 207lb for Mark Fishwick on G Dot.   Six of the fish were re-captures, one of which was recaptured for the 5th time – all were in prime condition. A few thornback rays were taken along with […]

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Skate Tagathon-Day 2

Skate Tagathon-Day 2

Fishing was a bit slower today with 9 common skate caught by the boats – the biggest went 207lb for Mark Fishwick on G Dot.   Six of the fish were re-captures, one of which was recaptured for the 5th time – all were in prime condition. A few thornback rays were taken along with […]

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Written answer to question S4W-06371

Written answer to question S4W-06371

10 April 2012 – Alex Fergusson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party): To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) research and (b) impact assessments have been carried out on the impact of offshore (i) wind, (ii) wave and (iii) tidal installations on the marine biodiversity of the west coast, including migrating sharks […]

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Written answer to question S4W-06371

Written answer to question S4W-06371

10 April 2012 – Alex Fergusson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party): To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) research and (b) impact assessments have been carried out on the impact of offshore (i) wind, (ii) wave and (iii) tidal installations on the marine biodiversity of the west coast, including migrating sharks […]

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Skate Tagathon–Day 1

Skate Tagathon–Day 1

Fishing was a little patchy with today some boats doing better than others. Leading the way was Matt Burrett and his crew on “On Yer Marks Too” with 6 Common Skate to 196lb with others of 179lb, 182lb, 174lb, 113lb and a 104lb fish that had a data storage tag in it. What a cracking […]

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Skate Tagathon–Day 1

Skate Tagathon–Day 1

Fishing was a little patchy with today some boats doing better than others. Leading the way was Matt Burrett and his crew on "On Yer Marks Too" with 6 Common Skate to 196lb with others of 179lb, 182lb, 174lb, 113lb and a 104lb fish that had a data storage tag in it. What a cracking […]

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Guide to MPAs and the Scottish MPA process

Guide to MPAs and the Scottish MPA process

The Scottish Government has international commitments to create an ecologically coherent network of Marine Protected Areas  (MPAs) in the seas around Scotland. The Scottish MPA project is an initiative  to provide advice to the Scottish Government on the selection of MPAs around Scotland. As part of the initiative, third parties, from an individual person to […]

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