Archive for April, 2013

Sealife off Scottish coast facing extinction threat

Sealife off Scottish coast facing extinction threat

The Marine Conservation Society in Scotland (MCS) has urged the Scottish Government to push forward with 33 proposed marine protected areas (MPAs) to safeguard internationally significant populations of creatures from the threat caused by fishing and other human activity. Calum Duncan, MCS programme manager, is to present the minister with a near-4,000 signature petition from […]

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Costing the Earth — Blackfish

Costing the Earth — Blackfish

Tom Heap from the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Costing the Earth’ interviews ‘The Black Fish’  activists hoping to bring an end to illegal fishing by tackling the problem head on: by getting in the way of pirate fishermen. The interview may be downloaded here (13MB).

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The Black Fish

The Black Fish

The Black Fish is a new international marine conservation movement on a mission to end the industrial overfishing of our oceans. According to their website, they will work to expose and challenge illegal and destructive fishing practices through investigation and action; create grassroots campaigns and educational projects aimed at empowering individuals to get actively involved […]

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Skate Recapture Event 2013 Summary

Skate Recapture Event 2013 Summary

This past weekend saw SSACN hold its 4th annual skate angling event in the Sound of Jura, Argyll on the west coast of Scotland attracting anglers from all over the country to pursue the magnificent common skate. In this post-event report we will aim to give a rundown of the event and pick out some […]

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Skate Event Photo Gallery

Skate Event Photo Gallery

The Skate Event Gallery is being updated on a daily basis. Though conditions haven’t been as favourable as they could be a number of fish around and above the 200lb mark have been caught.

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Skate Event Day 2

Skate Event Day 2

Conditions for day two saw strong southerly winds coming up the Sound of Jura causing lumpy conditions for the boats …. Fishing was slow with only 3 Skate caught. Biggest of the day was a 199lb female for Craig Little on Trailblazer … Jason Nicol on Tarton Spartan managed creditable female of 171lb and Alex […]

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Skate Event Day 2

Skate Event Day 2

Conditions for day two saw strong southerly winds coming up the Sound of Jura causing lumpy conditions for the boats …. Fishing was slow with only 3 Skate caught. Biggest of the day was a 199lb female for Craig Little on Trailblazer … Jason Nicol on Tarton Spartan managed creditable female of 171lb and Alex […]

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Skate Event Day 1

Skate Event Day 1

Summary of day one .. What a change in the weather it was for day one of the 2013 SSACN Skate Recapture event in the Crinan area …. Fishing was a bit slow for a while but both On Yer Marks boats managed an early fish with the best at 202lb. Fishing picked up for […]

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