Archive for December, 2013

Possible legal challenges to overfishing

Possible legal challenges to overfishing

A new report by the University of the West of England (UWE) says that new changes to the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) could lead to previously unfeasible legal challenges by campaign groups if scientific advice on fish stocks is not followed. Maximum Sustainable Yields (MSY) are calculated and provided by scientists for commercial species which […]

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Value of Sea Angling 2012

Value of Sea Angling 2012

The final report of the English project Sea Angling 2012 – a survey of recreational sea angling activity and economic value in England was released on 27 November 2013. Sea Angling 2012 was an English government-sponsored project to provide data on recreational sea angling that can help improve the scientific understanding of fish stocks off […]

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Sharks return to their birthplace to give birth

Sharks return to their birthplace to give birth

US scientists say they have found the first direct evidence that female lemon sharks return to the same locations of their birth in order to release their own young. This is the first time this behaviour, known to occur in sea turtles and salmon,  has been documented in sharks. The team, lead by Kevin Felheim […]

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New Project Officer for the SSTP

New Project Officer for the SSTP

Following a fantastic response to our campaign to recruit a Project Officer for the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme, we are delighted to announce that Edward Wright has accepted the position. We would like to thank all the terrific candidates who applied for the position, the level of interest exceeded all our expectations and is a […]

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