Archive for March, 2013

Scotland’s Marine Atlas in ePUB

Scotland’s Marine Atlas in ePUB

Marine Scotland have launched an ebook version (ePUB format) of Scotland’s Marine Atlas which was published earlier this year in hard copy. NB:: This is a large download – anywhere between 54MB and 134MB dependent on device/format. It can be downloaded here and is suitable for most tablet devices; if you want to look at […]

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SAS Spring clean Aberdeen beach

SAS Spring clean Aberdeen beach

On Saturday 23rd of March volunteers braved the howling winds and hail along Aberdeen Beach to take part in the Spring Beach Clean campaign run by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS). Sadly the springtime (with the current weather this term is applied lightly!!) reveals the true severity of the marine litter crisis. The impact of winter […]

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Value of a vibrant sea angling sector

Value of a vibrant sea angling sector

It’s estimated that somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 recreational sea anglers visit Norway from abroad to fish each year. Cheap travel, the decline in the quality of fishing elsewhere and regular stories from Norway in the angling press has helped the country to become one of the go-to destinations for anglers looking for excitement and […]

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New Reef Solely For Recreational Fishing

New Reef Solely For Recreational Fishing

New Jersey plans to create a new artificial fishing reef north of Barnegat Inlet exclusively for the use of recreational fishermen. State officials said the agreement is expected to resolve federal concerns that commercial fishing is intruding on and hampering recreational fishing in artificial reefs in state waters, which extend to three miles offshore. The […]

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Value of the marine environment to sea anglers

Value of the marine environment to sea anglers

Workshop invitation A series of workshops are being held around the UK by the University of Aberdeen to help understand the value sea anglers place on the marine environment; your input will help inform decisions about the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Each workshop (see below) will run from 6-9 pm and a buffet […]

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Scottish basking shark tagging project to be extended

Scottish basking shark tagging project to be extended

A basking shark tagging and tracking project is to be extended for another year. Last year, eight sharks were satellite tagged off Scotland’s west coast and their travels could be followed online. One of the sharks was tracked to the west coast of Portugal and another swam 1,864 miles (3,000km) to the Canary Islands off […]

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GAC–Thanks to all

GAC–Thanks to all

The Glasgow Angling Centre Weekend was a great success. Thanks to all of you who stopped by, had a chat, made a donation, took out membership etc – your contributions are really appreciated. Special words of thanks naturally go out to all the staff at GAC for their tremendous help and assistance and to Jim […]

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GAC–Thanks to all

GAC–Thanks to all

The Glasgow Angling Centre Weekend was a great success. Thanks to all of you who stopped by, had a chat, made a donation, took out membership etc – your contributions are really appreciated. Special words of thanks naturally go out to all the staff at GAC for their tremendous help and assistance and to Jim […]

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