Archive for August, 2013

Nobody sings about prawns

Nobody sings about prawns

When Bagehot’s grandfather built a house in Carradale, a village on the Firth of Clyde, around 20 tubby fishing smacks operated from its tiny harbour. It was the 1960s and the fishing had never been so easy. Equipped with diesel engines, sonar fish finders and heavy trawl mesh, the boats were scooping up herring by […]

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SSACN & RNLI TEAM SPECIES HUNT – EVENT UPDATE

SSACN & RNLI TEAM SPECIES HUNT – EVENT UPDATE

MULL OF GALLOWAY 31st August 2013 The up to date forecast showing moderate westerly winds has forced the organisers to review the event itinerary …. The fishing part of the event will still take place although due to the weather it is likely that small boats and kayak anglers will be limited to the west […]

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Which roundfish ?

Which roundfish ?

The latest in the ‘decision trees’ from the SSACN Outreach Team offers a simple means of identifying near shore Scottish roundfish – you can download it here. The chart uses simple key decision points to determine which species you are looking at. As always we are indebted to the late Dr Dietrich Burkel for the […]

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Which flatfish ?

Which flatfish ?

The latest in the ‘decision trees’ from the SSACN Outreach Team offers a simple means of identifying near shore Scottish flatfish – you can download it here. As before, the chart uses simple key decision points to determine which species you are looking at. As always we are indebted to the late Dr Dietrich Burkel […]

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Which roundfish

Which roundfish

Though not shark species, we all catch them from time to time – the latest in the ‘decision trees’ from the SSACN Outreach Team offer a simple means of identifying near shore Scottish and roundfish. The charts uses simple key decision points to determine which species you are looking at.         As […]

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IOM local support for basking shark tagging

IOM local support for basking shark tagging

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is proud to announce its sponsorship of a satellite tag to help Manx Basking Shark Watch in its conservation work. The Manx Basking Shark Watch, a Manx Wildlife Trust charity project, has been studying local basking sharks since 2005. Satellite tagging is a significant area of its research, with […]

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IOM local support for basking shark tagging

IOM local support for basking shark tagging

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is proud to announce its sponsorship of a satellite tag to help Manx Basking Shark Watch in its conservation work. The Manx Basking Shark Watch, a Manx Wildlife Trust charity project, has been studying local basking sharks since 2005. Satellite tagging is a significant area of its research, with […]

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SSACN add a video channel

SSACN add a video channel

As part of our goal to provide anglers with information regarding ‘best practices’ and conservation aware fishing techniques we have added a Youtube Channel to our Outreach Programme. Click on the logo to visit our video channel

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