Archive for July, 2014

Could you be eating shark?

Could you be eating shark?

While conservationists have been aware for some time, following a Daily Mail investigation the public is starting to realise that they may in fact be eating sharks disguised as other fish. A Friday night staple in may homes around the UK, your fish and chips may not be quite as it seems. Rock Salmon or […]

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Sharkatag 2014

Sharkatag 2014

SSACN’s 6th annual Sharkatag event at the weekend was a fantastic success. The weather was superb for both days of the event and a good crowd of anglers were rewarded with some really good fish being taken and tagged if of a suitable size and of course all had their data recorded (especially the recaptures) […]

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SSACN’s proposed MPA’s successful

SSACN’s proposed MPA’s successful

The purpose of the Loch Sunart MPA is to facilitate the very differing management, monitoring and surveying requirements of conserving common skate. The common skate is the largest skate in the world. It was once found around the entire British coastline but unsustainable levels of fishing throughout the 19th and 20th centuries have reduced the […]

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Arran islanders welcome creation of South Arran MPA

Arran islanders welcome creation of South Arran MPA

Only community-led marine protected area in Scotland 24 July 2014, Lamlash:  Arran islanders and the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) have welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that the south of Arran is now a marine protected area (MPA). The South Arran MPA is unique in being the only MPA proposed and developed entirely by […]

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SSACN’s proposed MPA’s successful

SSACN’s proposed MPA’s successful

The purpose of the Loch Sunart MPA is to facilitate the very differing management, monitoring and surveying requirements of conserving common skate. The common skate is the largest skate in the world. It was once found around the entire British coastline but unsustainable levels of fishing throughout the 19th and 20th centuries have reduced the […]

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SHARKATAG 2014 IS GO

SHARKATAG 2014 IS GO

The weather forecast for this weekend’s re-scheduled Sharkatag Event is looking good so the event will proceed as planned on Saturday and Sunday with centres at Brighouse Bay Caravan site, Steam Packet Inn Isle Of Whithorn, Sands Of Luce Caravan Park Sandhead and the Clashwhannon Caravan Park at Drumore. Registrations will be open 1930 – […]

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SHARKATAG 2014 IS GO

SHARKATAG 2014 IS GO

The weather forecast for this weekend’s re-scheduled Sharkatag Event is looking good so the event will proceed as planned on Saturday and Sunday with centres at Brighouse Bay Caravan site, Steam Packet Inn Isle Of Whithorn, Sands Of Luce Caravan Park Sandhead and the Clashwhannon Caravan Park at Drumore. Registrations will be open 1930 – […]

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Tobermory Marine Week: 2-10th of August 2014

Tobermory Marine Week: 2-10th of August 2014

The Tobermory Marine Visitor Centre will be running a fun packed marine week this August from the 2nd to the 10th. If you fancy a great day out then why not attend one or several of the days activities. The SSTP will be present for “Shark Day” on Monday the 4th conducting an educational workshop […]

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