Archive for August, 2014

Science in Luce Bay

Science in Luce Bay

In spite of some less than fantastic weather last week, the SSTP managed to get out for a couple of days of shark tagging as part of some scientific research. Our Project Officer Ed Wright was out tagging to gain further experience as part of his ongoing training. We were also lucky enough to have Dr. […]

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Upcoming salmon conservation consultation

Upcoming salmon conservation consultation

The Scottish Government will soon consult on conservation measures to come into force in 2015 for an initial five-year period. Anglers will be forced to release early spring salmon under proposals being put forward by the Scottish Government. Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse announced he is looking at a ban on keeping fish caught between the […]

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SSACN attend Dutch Sharkatag 2014

SSACN attend Dutch Sharkatag 2014

Ian Burrett, SSACN’s Chairman had the great pleasure of attending the Dutch Sharkatag on the 13th and 14th August as the guest of Sportvisseriej Nederland (Sports Fishing Netherland). Opening the event in front of over 100 VIP’s from the Netherlands including politicians, government employees, scientists and fisheries people, Ian’s  15 minute presentation outlined the successes […]

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International Marine Conservation Congress, Glasgow 2014

International Marine Conservation Congress, Glasgow 2014

Project Officer Ed Wright recently attended the 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress in Glasgow representing the SSTP. On Sunday the 17th he presented to the audience of a academics, students and NGO’s a talk entitled: A European Shark Tagging Programme: The importance of Volunteers in Shark Research and Conservation. The talk aimed to celebrate the […]

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Can Marine Scotland protect the MPAs ?

Can Marine Scotland protect the MPAs ?

The designation of the marine protected areas (MPAs) last month means a fifth of Scottish waters may be guarded against harmful activities. However, can Marine Scotland really ensure their long term viability as there is a big difference between the resources put into fisheries and conservation management in England and in Scotland ? If they […]

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Species Hunt 2014–Luce Bay

Species Hunt 2014–Luce Bay

The weekend’s SSACN Species Hunt in Luce Bay was successful despite the moderate to strong winds limiting fishing to the west side of Luce Bay with 21 different species being caught and released, once again demonstrating the diversity of what is arguably one of Scotland’s few remaining premiere sea angling destinations.   The anglers catching […]

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Mobiles phone app to help stop illegal fishing

Mobiles phone app to help stop illegal fishing

Citizen scientists can now report — and potentially help stop — illegal fishing with the snap of a photo thanks to a new smartphone app developed by the Nature Conservancy. Something like three-quarters of the world’s fishing grounds are being overfished–that is, fish are being taken out faster than they can be replenished by reproduction. […]

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Mobiles phone app to help stop illegal fishing

Mobiles phone app to help stop illegal fishing

Citizen scientists can now report — and potentially help stop — illegal fishing with the snap of a photo thanks to a new smartphone app developed by the Nature Conservancy. Something like three-quarters of the world’s fishing grounds are being overfished–that is, fish are being taken out faster than they can be replenished by reproduction. […]

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