Archive for July, 2012

Shark teeth have inbuilt toothpaste

Shark teeth have inbuilt toothpaste

An in-depth look at shark teeth, recently published in the Journal of Structural Biology, has found that they contain fluoride, the active ingredient of most toothpaste and dental care mouthwashes which helps to explain why sharks never suffering from cavities. The teeth of humans and other mammals contain hydroxyapatite, which is an inorganic constituent also […]

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Fishing should be like farming

Fishing should be like farming

The majority of our coastal seas could be given over to the marine equivalent of ‘commercial farming’ in order to more fully protect defined areas of ecologically sensitive habitat say Professor Martin Attrill, Director of the Marine Institute at Plymouth University, and BBC broadcaster and marine biologist Monty Halls. They have called for a national […]

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Marine Invasive Non-Native Species Identification Training

Marine Invasive Non-Native Species Identification Training

Following on from the publication of the Biosecurity Plan, The Firth of Clyde Forum are publishing a guide to marine invasive non-native species (INNS) in the Clyde. To help people to use the guide and increase reporting of INNS we are organising 2 FREE identification training sessions. The sessions are identical and facilitated by the […]

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Marine Invasive Non-Native Species Identification Training

Marine Invasive Non-Native Species Identification Training

Following on from the publication of the Biosecurity Plan, The Firth of Clyde Forum are publishing a guide to marine invasive non-native species (INNS) in the Clyde. To help people to use the guide and increase reporting of INNS we are organising 2 FREE identification training sessions. The sessions are identical and facilitated by the […]

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Scottish Government powerless to stop cocklers

Scottish Government powerless to stop cocklers

From the Galloway Gazette Local politicians have called on the Scottish Government to take responsibility for dealing with illegal cocklers along the Solway coast where there has been a marked rise in illegal cockling in recent weeks. The Scottish Government is responsible for the management of the Solway, following the winding up of the Solway […]

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Lewis with us for another year

Lewis with us for another year

We are pleased to announce that thanks to SNH and the Dumfries and Galloway LEADER programme, Lewis Cowie will be staying with us for another year – this is terrific news given that the focus for this next year is going to be very much on MPAs and Outreach, two areas Lewis made significant contributions […]

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Trawling – it’s not rocket science

Trawling – it’s not rocket science

When their pockets are really threatened the commercial sector soon finds ways of reducing damage and discards – but why do governments let them get away with it and then hand them money to prove they can ! Seafish  has announced that industry trials of revolutionary fishing gear have been successful in reducing ground impact […]

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DONG get Solway extension

DONG get Solway extension

On 19 July 2011, The Crown Estate granted DONG Energy an Exclusivity Agreement for a period of twelve months. As part of the Exclusivity Agreement, DONG Energy carried out an early consultation programme between December 2011 and April 2012. The results of this early consultation are now being evaluated and no site specific details have […]

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