Archive for July, 2013

Electro fishing is illegal

Electro fishing is illegal

Recently we were contacted regarding electro-fishing for razor fish in Luce Bay – after contacting Marine Scotland Compliance we received the following response: “Thank you for your e-mail of 16 July about the suspected electro-fishing for razor clams in Luce Bay and off the Ayrshire coast. Reports of the harvesting of razor fish using electricity […]

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RIP – Dr Dietrich Burkel

RIP – Dr Dietrich Burkel

We are very sad to report the news concerning the death of Dr. Dietrich Burkel. Dietrich was a Life Member of our organisation and his illustrations, which can only be considered as works of art, have been used in many of our trifolds/fliers/web images etc. Dietrich started the whole volunteers tagging sharks concept in the […]

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Consultations–A heavy summer

Consultations–A heavy summer

Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas in Scotland’s Seas Start date 25/07/2013 – End date 14/11/2013 Following the Cabinet Secretary’s report to Parliament in December 2012 on the Progress to Identify a Scottish Network of Marine Protected Areas, views are sought on the possible Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)presented in this consultation.   Sectoral Marine Plans for […]

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Marine Protected Areas in Scotland’s Seas

Marine Protected Areas in Scotland’s Seas

Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas in Scotland’s Seas Start date 25/07/2013 – End date 14/11/2013 Following the Cabinet Secretary’s report to Parliament in December 2012 on the Progress to Identify a Scottish Network of Marine Protected Areas, views are sought on the possible Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)presented in this consultation.

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National Marine Plan (NMP)

National Marine Plan (NMP)

National Marine Plan (NMP) consultation Start date 25/07/2013 – End date 13/11/2013 The National Marine Plan (NMP) will introduce, for the first time, statutory marine planning in Scottish waters out to 200 nautical miles. It will provide integrated management of marine resources ensuring they are managed sustainably for the long term. The NMP will set […]

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Priority Marine Features

Priority Marine Features

Consultation on Priority Marine Features Start date 24/07/2013 – End date 13/11/2013 Marine Scotland is consulting on a number of proposals to take forward integrated marine planning for Scotland’s seas. The National Marine Plan proposes that Priority Marine Features should be specifically taken into account in future planning and decision making. The recommended list of […]

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Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy

Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy

Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy Start date 24/07/2013 – End date 13/11/2013 The Scottish Government has implemented a system of Sectoral Marine Planning for Offshore Renewable Energy. Sectoral Marine Plans provide a framework for sustainable development of commercial scale offshore renewable energy developments in Scottish Waters out to 200 nautical […]

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RIP – Dr Dietrich Burkel

RIP – Dr Dietrich Burkel

We are very sad to report the news concerning the death of Dr. Dietrich Burkel. Dietrich was a Life Member of our organisation and his illustrations, which can only be considered as works of art, have been used in many of our trifolds/fliers/web images etc. Dietrich started the whole volunteers tagging sharks concept in the […]

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