Archive for June, 2013

Bass in decline–start managing

Bass in decline–start managing

In the usual horse bolted, close stable door manner of fisheries management, the EU has asked Member States for a first round of input for sea bass fisheries management measures to reducing the too high fishing pressure on sea bass in the Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, English Channel, and southern North Sea. The EC have now […]

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SSACN shortlisted for RSPB Award

SSACN shortlisted for RSPB Award

Some really terrific news  – SSACN have been selected as finalists in 3 categories for this year’s RSPB Scotland’s Nature of Scotland Awards. Winners across the eight categories will be announced at an award ceremony at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh on 30 October this year, but irrespective of whether we make the final cut, […]

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Deep-sea shark nursery found in Outer Hebrides

Deep-sea shark nursery found in Outer Hebrides

The discovery of the first deep-sea shark spawning ground in Scotland has fuelled calls for better protection of the seas and the nation’s multi-million pound wildlife tourism sector. Marine biologists at Heriot-Watt University revealed that they have found a nursery for the blackmouth catshark on a coral reef in the Outer Hebrides. Scientists at the […]

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Sharkatag 2013 Post Event Report

Sharkatag 2013 Post Event Report

Once again the Scottish weather played a key role in SSACN’s annual Sharkatag event! Despite the good weather leading up to the event, low pressure systems over the UK brought unsettled weather and strong south-westerly winds during the weekend unfortunately forced the cancellation of the event on both Friday and Saturday. With the wind swinging […]

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IOM Shark Tagging Programme

IOM Shark Tagging Programme

The Manx Wildlife Trust have announced that, with the help and collaboration of SSACN’s Scottish Shark Tagging Programme (SSTP), they are beginning a new project to learn more about their small shark species. As with the SSTP, the programme will work with volunteers, including anglers, who will catch fish, tag them, record their details and […]

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Sharkatag 2013 Day 3 is on !

Sharkatag 2013 Day 3 is on !

The weather relents ! The up to date forecast shows the strong winds easing and turning to the west through Saturday with Sunday looking favourable at the moment so, subject to them remaining that way, Sharkatag 2013 day 3 will proceed as planned. Registrations will be open from 1930 to 2100 hrs on Saturday evening […]

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Sharkatag 2013 Day 3 is on !

Sharkatag 2013 Day 3 is on !

The weather relents ! The up to date forecast shows the strong winds easing and turning to the west through Saturday with Sunday looking favourable at the moment so, subject to them remaining that way, Sharkatag 2013 day 3 will proceed as planned. Registrations will be open from 1930 to 2100 hrs on Saturday evening […]

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Sharkatag 2013 Day 2–cancelled

Sharkatag 2013 Day 2–cancelled

Regretfully we’ve had to cancel day 2  (Saturday) of this Sharkatag due to conflicting weather forecasts. Only time will tell which forecast is proves right, but Windguru Pro has wind speeds of 28 knots (31 mph) at 12 noon Saturday. As a result, the registration sessions booked for Friday evening and Saturday morning will now […]

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