Archive for August, 2015

Commercial sector attack MPA proposals

Commercial sector attack MPA proposals

The marine environment is a PUBLIC RESOURCE and the proposed MPA network should be celebrated by all for the opportunity it presents for the regeneration of our marine environment and the economies of many coastal communities. The Government’s MPA proposals will only effect 1.6% of scallop dredging gross turnover and 1.3% of bottom trawling, yet […]

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Wester Ross MCO introduced

Wester Ross MCO introduced

The Scottish Government has introduced an urgent Marine Conservation Order (MCO) off the coast of Wester Ross after receiving evidence of a scallop dredger breaching voluntary arrangements for fishing in the area; in this instance it is reported that the dredger was photographed in the act. The site, a nursery habitat for young scallops as […]

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Outreach in the Highlands

Outreach in the Highlands

Due to the popularity of the first Ullapool event, SSACN Outreach returned to the town last week for another day of seaside activities and what a FANTASTIC day we had!!! The sun was shining and whilst setting up our equipment alongside SWT officer Noel Hawkins, a crowd began to gather at the top of the […]

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Clyde closures ‘too little, too late’

Clyde closures ‘too little, too late’

Measures introduced over a decade ago to protect spawning cod in the Firth of Clyde were “too little, too late” according to a new study published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science which shows no evidence that a seasonal closure of part of the Firth had led to local recovery of cod numbers or […]

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Outreach at Lochinver

Outreach at Lochinver

SSACN Outreach are happy to announce that we will be running our outreach activities as part of this years Assynt Highland Games at Lochinver. The traditional highland games are the biggest event day on the calendar for Assynt and will comprise of Highland dancing competitions, pipe competitions, fly-casting competitions and of coarse, the traditional highland […]

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Outreach at Ullaspool 2

Outreach at Ullaspool 2

Back again due to popular demand !! After the success of the first event at Ullapool, SSACN in conjunction with Scottish Wildlife Trust will be running another Outreach session on the 13th August at Ullapool Harbour! The event will start at 2pm so keep a lookout for the SSACN flags and Wildlife Trust pop – […]

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Ullapool Outreach Event

Ullapool Outreach Event

SSACN Outreach, in conjunction with the Scottish Wildlife Trust and Living Seas Scotland, delivered a very successful combined drop net fishing event at Ullapool Harbour Trust this last weekend. These Outreach Events are aimed at providing those unfamiliar with the near-shore environment a chance to experience its diversity and to provide them with a very […]

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Flat and round fish ID

Flat and round fish ID

To help Outreach participants and anglers identify some of the more common species there is a downloadable information sheet here.

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