Archive for April, 2014

Citizen science a winner

Citizen science a winner

Citizen science, such as that undertaken by the SSTP, has proven its worth by delivering better quality data on shark populations than conventional acoustic tagging methods, and at lower cost. The SSTP provides a cheaper way of collecting good data about Scottish shark populations over a broad scale and also long periods of time but […]

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Shark Angler Recording Project

Shark Angler Recording Project

To better understand and manage shark, skate and ray fisheries  as much as possible needs to known about their populations and movements.  in 2010 the Shark Trust initiated a pilot project in the SW of England asking anglers to record all sharks, skates and rays they catch. In 2014, the Angler Recording Project is now […]

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A fishy tale

A fishy tale

THE Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association (SWFPA) has launched a new video which focuses on the role of Scottish fishermen in sustainably harvesting fish. The video, ‘Sea to Plate – the Fisherman’ features an interview with Peter Bruce, skipper of the Budding Rose, immediately after he had landed 400 boxes of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) […]

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International Marine Conservation Congress

International Marine Conservation Congress

We are pleased to announce that an abstract submitted by SSACN has been accepted by the International Marine Conservation Congress for an oral presentation. The 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress, with the theme Making Marine Science Matter, will be held from 14-18 August 2014 at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Our talk will […]

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Tesco stop Salmon campaign

Tesco stop Salmon campaign

Tesco has had to stop its ‘100% Scottish’ salmon campaign after admitting that some of its products were imported from Norway. Stores across the UK had been promoting their Scottish farmed salmon products with a raft of Scottish emblems, flags and slogans, however, the ‘Scottishness’ of the promotion has had to be scaled down after […]

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