Archive for October, 2013

Lydia on her travels

Lydia on her travels

A great white shark tagged near Florida has been tracked off the coast of Newfoundland. Ross Lord reports on how the tagging is helping researchers understand the sharks’ habits. When you think of the waters off the coast of Newfoundland you’re more apt to think about great icebergs rather than great white sharks, but a […]

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Lydia on her travels

Lydia on her travels

A great white shark tagged near Florida has been tracked off the coast of Newfoundland. Ross Lord reports on how the tagging is helping researchers understand the sharks’ habits. When you think of the waters off the coast of Newfoundland you’re more apt to think about great icebergs rather than great white sharks, but a […]

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Seaweed cultivation consultation

Seaweed cultivation consultation

The above consultation paper is now  available  on the Scottish Government website  at:   www.scotland.gov.uk/seaweed. The consultation seeks views on  a draft policy statement (and related Strategic Environmental Assessment) on seaweed cultivation in Scottish waters which aims to: Manage and regulate seaweed cultivation Facilitate sustainable development of the seaweed cultivation industry Inform policy in order to […]

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MPAs–Scottish Wildlife Trust

MPAs–Scottish Wildlife Trust

As part of the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Marine Protected Areas campaign, journalist and photographer Jamie Grant has been to meet a variety of people who depend on the sea for their livelihood and capture their stories on a  series of videos. On one of these, Neil McIntosh who runs sea angling trips in Sutherland on […]

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Volunteer Positions with SSACN

Volunteer Positions with SSACN

Volunteers are the lifeblood of SSACN. Thanks to the incredible support and commitment of our existing volunteers, SSACN has gone from strength to strength over the past few years. We are always looking for additional volunteers to join in the fun – whatever time you can spare, we can find an activity you can help […]

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SSACN’s SSTP funded for 3 years

SSACN’s SSTP funded for 3 years

SSACN are proud to announce they have received funding support for the next three years from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support our on-going, volunteer sea angler led, Scottish Shark Tagging Programme (SSTP – www.tagsharks.com). This is a terrific boost to the project as previously the SSTP’s activities have […]

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Marine Scotland Compliance

Marine Scotland Compliance

A list of all Marine Scotland Compliance offices / officers can be found here.     .

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Bass Tagging Project in Cork Harbour

Bass Tagging Project in Cork Harbour

The ESB Sea Bass Tagging Project is an exciting collaborative research project taking place in cork Harbour over the next two years. The project’s main objective is to tag 60 sea bass with acoustic transmitters so that researchers can acoustically track their movements through the harbour. Once attached, each transmitter emits a ping that is […]

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