Archive for July, 2015

Outreach at Ullapool

Outreach at Ullapool

SSACN Outreach will be running a pop up event at Ullapool pier Saturday afternoon (1st August) along with our local hub leaders! Keep your eyes peeled for our feather flags and do stop by to explore what we discover in our nets!!!

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Petition to end personal allowance of shark fins

Petition to end personal allowance of shark fins

HELP CLOSE A LOOPHOLE THAT’S DRIVING SHARKS TO EXTINCTION Right now it’s LEGAL for anyone travelling to Europe to bring 20kg of dried shark fins as part of their personal import allowance. It’s enough to make 705 bowls of shark fin soup. For the survival of sharks the law must change. Bite-Back, the UK shark […]

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Petition to end personal allowance of shark fins

Petition to end personal allowance of shark fins

HELP CLOSE A LOOPHOLE THAT’S DRIVING SHARKS TO EXTINCTION Right now it’s LEGAL for anyone travelling to Europe to bring 20kg of dried shark fins as part of their personal import allowance. It’s enough to make 705 bowls of shark fin soup. For the survival of sharks the law must change. Bite-Back, the UK shark […]

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Cumbrae BioBlitz

Cumbrae BioBlitz

On Sunday the 26th of July we attended the 2015 Bio Blitz at the Marine Biological Research Station in Millport, Cumbrae where the Team ran a drop net and ID session on the main Pier and installed a display stand at the Research Centre. From very early on we had a good range of species […]

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Wild Fisheries Reform

Wild Fisheries Reform

The Environment Minister, Aileen McLeod, has announced the publication of a paper which sets out the Government’s response to the independent Wild Fisheries Review and seeks views on a number of broad policy options for a new management system. According to Marine Scotland the paper: Confirms our commitment to reforming management structures and working with […]

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New restrictions on scallop dredging

New restrictions on scallop dredging

The Scottish Government has announced additional restrictions on scallop fishing in a long awaited attempt to protect stocks. The measures, which include an increased minimum landing size and a limit on the number of dredges that can be used in inshore waters should help to ensure the long-term sustainability of the fishery. Fisheries Secretary Richard […]

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Cumbrae BioBlitz

Cumbrae BioBlitz

SSACN Outreach will be supporting the Millport BioBlitz activity on Sunday the 26th July by running a drop net and sea angling session off the pier at Millport to demonstrate the diversity of marine life in the area. Other activities will be led by expert botanists, bat ecologists, marine biologists and bird enthusiasts. Full details […]

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SEL Summary of the MPA process

SEL Summary of the MPA process

There is a lot of noise around the MPAs right now. Some (not all) commercial fishing groups are criticising the MPA process at a crucial stage and basically saying that had they known what the outcome was, they wouldn’t have contributed so freely, perhaps not even taken part. The SEL blog has attempted to chart […]

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