Archive for October, 2015

New sea life research base

New sea life research base

A harbour-side research station will become a base for studies aimed at boosting understanding and conservation of the marine environment under a new collaboration launched today. Scottish scientists will use St Abbs Marine Station to study the complex interactions between the sea and humans as part of a partnership between a charity and Edinburgh Napier […]

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SIFT – Clyde Regulating Order Application

SIFT – Clyde Regulating Order Application

SIFT have forwarded a Regulating Order (a legal instrument created under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967 ) application which they say  aims to transform the way that the Firth of Clyde, one of the UK’s most altered fisheries, can be managed. As anglers are well aware, what was once a plentiful and diverse fishery […]

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Marine Tourism and Recreation Workshops

Marine Tourism and Recreation Workshops

A CHANCE TO SEE THE EARLY RESULTS AND GIVE FEEDBACK The Scottish Government has been undertaking the first survey of all marine tourism and recreation across Scotland. The early results will be available towards the middle of November and we would like to share them with key groups, organisations and individuals. To do this we […]

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MPAs are part of a sustainable rural Scotland

MPAs are part of a sustainable rural Scotland

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have come under some heavy fire from some fishing representatives for potentially “devastating” socio-economic impacts, but we contend MPAs will help to recover our seas and boost the resilience of coastal communities in Scotland. A lot of people around rural Scotland, including many progressive Scottish fishermen, agree: by looking after our […]

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Angling Trust Gets a Voice at the BBC

Angling Trust Gets a Voice at the BBC

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust & Fish Legal, has been appointed to join the BBC’s Rural Affairs Advisory Committee, an influential body that provides advice and feedback on BBC output across all broadcast platforms, and in particular programmes dealing with rural, agricultural and environmental issues. He has replaced a representative of the […]

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Time for a depth limit on trawling ?

Time for a depth limit on trawling ?

On September 28, The Conversation published an article: “Don’t fall for the deep-sea scaremongers – wild fishing is healthy and sustainable” by Magnus Johnson, a senior lecturer in Environmental Marine Biology at the University of Hull. The article criticised a paper by marine biologists at the University of Glasgow and Marine Science Scotland on the […]

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