Archive for February, 2014

Life after destructive fishing

Life after destructive fishing

MARINE life off the Dorset coast is beginning to bloom again after the area was closed off to ‘destructive’ fishing, experts say. Since July 2008, dredging for shellfish and seabed trawling has been prohibited in a designated 60 square mile area of Lyme Bay through its Marine Protected Area (MPA) status. A study of damaged […]

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Skating to the Maidens

Skating to the Maidens

A common skate (tag# 1683) initially tagged in the Firth of Lorn (Oban area) was recaptured 110 miles away and 20 months later at the Maidens. The Maidens is an area containing two islets and several skerries in the North Channel off County Antrim in Northern Ireland.

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Celebrating Scotland’s Sharks

Celebrating Scotland’s Sharks

This two day event will be held at the Sea Life Aquarium at Loch Lomond on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th May 2014. This exciting new event will aim to showcase the amazing efforts to conserve sharks, skates and rays in Scotland and give people the opportunity to explore and appreciate the complex […]

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Celebrating Scotland’s Sharks

Celebrating Scotland’s Sharks

This two day family event will be held at the Sea Life Aquarium at Loch Lomond on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th May 2014. This exciting new event will aim to showcase the amazing efforts to conserve sharks, skates and rays in Scotland and give people the opportunity to explore and appreciate the […]

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Major Events this year

Major Events this year

These Events are open to all – come along and join in. Print your own poster here.

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Tagging on the BBC’s The One Show

Tagging on the BBC’s The One Show

Mike Dilger, from BBC’s The One Show, joins Ian Burrett on a fishing trip to catch and tag Common Skate for the long-term scientific study run by SSACN’s Scottish Shark Tagging Programme . You can view the programme here.

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COAST MPA proposal supported

COAST MPA proposal supported

From the COAST website. With the vast majority of responses to the MPA consultation in favour of marine protected areas it is now time for the Scottish Government to act. The analysis of over 1300 responses sent via COAST reveals over 99% support the Arran MPA and want bottom trawling and scallop dredging excluded entirely […]

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Tagging on the BBC’s The One Show

Tagging on the BBC’s The One Show

Mike Dilger, from BBC’s The One Show, joins Ian Burrett on a fishing trip to catch and tag Common Skate for the long-term scientific study run by SSACN’s Scottish Shark Tagging Programme . You can view the programme here.

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