Archive for August, 2012

Aquaculture and fisheries consultation

Aquaculture and fisheries consultation

The Scottish Government consulted on how to achieve a sustainable future for aquaculture and freshwater fisheries and ensure the effective management of interactions between the two sectors to inform the development of a new Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill, planned for introduction in autumn 2012. The consultation concluded on April 13 and generated 1,342 responses, representing […]

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2020 Biodiversity Challenge

2020 Biodiversity Challenge

The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation on the 2020 challenge for Scotland’s biodiversity. The consultation will remain open until 26 September and has been developed by the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) as a supporting document to the Biodiversity Strategy for Scotland in order to reflect new international and European biodiversity […]

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2020 Biodiversity Challenge

2020 Biodiversity Challenge

The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation on the 2020 challenge for Scotland’s biodiversity. The consultation will remain open until 26 September and has been developed by the Scottish Government and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) as a supporting document to the Biodiversity Strategy for Scotland in order to reflect new international and European biodiversity […]

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SSACN at Tobermory Visitor Centre

SSACN at Tobermory Visitor Centre

Tobermory Harbour has a new Marine Visitor Centre which was opened to the public on Monday 30th July. Interactive and informative displays of interest to all ages cover a broad cross section of activities in and around Tobermory Bay and the Sound of Mull.  SSACN were pleased to be asked to contribute and you’ll find […]

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SSACN at Tobermory Visitor Centre

SSACN at Tobermory Visitor Centre

Tobermory Harbour has a new Marine Visitor Centre which was opened to the public on Monday 30th July. Interactive and informative displays of interest to all ages cover a broad cross section of activities in and around Tobermory Bay and the Sound of Mull.  SSACN were pleased to be asked to contribute and you’ll find […]

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Skate recapture after almost two decades!

Skate recapture after almost two decades!

Assessment of Common Skate tagging data has revealed another remarkable tag and recapture story. A female skate originally tagged in 1992 was recaptured this year just weeks short of 20 years at liberty! She was originally captured and tagged west of the Isle of Mull, she was then recaptured a staggering 7,251 (19 years, 10 […]

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The UK Fishing Industry in 2011

The UK Fishing Industry in 2011

‘The UK Fishing Industry in 2011: Structure and Activity’ on The Fish Site provides a broad picture of the size and composition of the UK fishing industry and its operations. Quick Summary – In 2011 the UK had 6,444 registered fishing vessels, 17% fewer than in 2001. Over the same period, the number of fishermen […]

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Update from the Dutch Sharkatag

Update from the Dutch Sharkatag

Eleven charter boats, 230 participants, a truckload of ragworm, no less than 95 shark caught and substantial media interest. That’s the Dutch Sharkatag 2012 in a nutshell. Like our Scottish Sharkatag, the Dutch Sharkatag is a three day event; this year it took place over the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of August off the coast […]

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