Archive for September, 2013

Reef species increase after scallop dredging ban

Reef species increase after scallop dredging ban

Colourful reef species are enjoying a population explosion as a result of a scallop dredging ban in waters off Scotland’s west coast. New underwater surveys by the Marine Conservation Society show a marked increase in biodiversity around reefs in the Firth of Lorn, near Oban, since a scallop-dredging ban was introduced there in 2007. Divers […]

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SSACN AGM 10/10/13

SSACN AGM 10/10/13

This year we’ll be holding the AGM in Dumfries and Galloway. All Members are cordially invited to attend. It will be held on Thursday the 10th October at the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries, DG1 2DF ( http://www.cairndalehotel.co.uk/ ). Timing is 7pm for a 7.30pm start and a 9.45pm finish at the latest. Please reply to this […]

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SSACN AGM

SSACN AGM

This year we’ll be holding the AGM in Dumfries and Galloway. All Members are cordially invited to attend. It will be held on Thursday the 10th October at the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries, DG1 2DF ( http://www.cairndalehotel.co.uk/ ). Timing is 7pm for a 7.30pm start and a 9.45pm finish at the latest. Please reply to this […]

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R4 Costing The Earth– UK Sharks

R4 Costing The Earth– UK Sharks

From the Radio 4 Costing The Earth program notes ………… Ever since the film ‘Jaws’ hit the big screen, sharks have been portrayed as aggressive, indiscriminate killers. But in reality there are only a handful of deaths as a result of shark attacks each year, whilst around 70 million sharks are killed by humans, pushing […]

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R4 Costing The Earth– UK Sharks

R4 Costing The Earth– UK Sharks

From the Radio 4 Costing The Earth program notes ………… Ever since the film ‘Jaws’ hit the big screen, sharks have been portrayed as aggressive, indiscriminate killers. But in reality there are only a handful of deaths as a result of shark attacks each year, whilst around 70 million sharks are killed by humans, pushing […]

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Triennial Review of the Marine Management Organisation

Triennial Review of the Marine Management Organisation

The Defra Triennial Review of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has been launched. This will review the functions of the body, its governance arrangements and whether other delivery models would be more cost effective and in keeping with the Government’s reform commitments. Defra is keen to hear from people with an interest in the MMO’s […]

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Huge support for Arran MPA

Huge support for Arran MPA

Over 80 people attended the Scottish Natural Heritage MPA consultation event on Arran – by far the biggest turn out of any of the national MPA consultation events held so far! Attendees had the opportunity to put their questions to Scottish Natural Heritage who ran a drop-in session as part of their on-going support for […]

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MASTS Workshop Summary Report

MASTS Workshop Summary Report

The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the current elasmobranch research taking place in Scottish waters and to see if a collaborative approach might be beneficial in driving future research forwards. The workshop attracted 31 participants from a wide range of backgrounds. The workshop and session was opened by the Chair, Prof. Teresa Fernandes, […]

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