Archive for March, 2016

Did you know? #1

Did you know? #1

This website allows you to work out the weight of the most commonly caught fish in Scottish waters from just their length? Visit: www.ssacn.org/gfac/length-to-weight

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Cow Nose Ray Tank Fill

Cow Nose Ray Tank Fill

SSACN Outreach had a fantastic time last Friday when we were invited along to Sea Life Loch Lomond along with some of our SSACN kids to help fill up the tanks! On arrival, the kids were greeted by staff who took them behind the scenes to the new exhibit (currently closed to the public) where […]

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IOM to make bass a recreational species

IOM to make bass a recreational species

The Isle of Man government has confirmed that it is planning to ban all commercial bass fishing inside the Manx 12 mile limit. The Department of Environment. Food and Agriculture (DEFA) said new measures were needed to help to conserve bass and make the Island more attractive to anglers. potentially increasing numbers of visitors. The […]

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Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Conference

Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Conference

Outreach Project Officer Samantha King will be giving a paper discussing our Outreach Programme at the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Conference being held at The Marine Station, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland on March 11th-13th  2016. The themes for the conference include: Millport – History and Future Research in the Clyde: How the marine […]

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Will MPA management compromise the fate of the common skate?

Will MPA management compromise the fate of the common skate?

As an IUCN Critically Endangered species, the common skate is somewhat ironically named. Once found throughout Europe, deep sea lochs on the West coast of Scotland are now one of their last strongholds. However, the latest Scottish Government measures introduced to protect this majestic, but sadly all-too-rare creature, whilst a major step forward, are still at […]

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Help fill up the tank !

Help fill up the tank !

On Friday at 4pm, SSACN will be helping Sea Life Loch Lomond Aquarium re-open their "Bay of Rays" exhibit in time for Easter following the arrival of something quite special – cow nose rays! This will be a great chance for all to get involved  and we’d like to see as many juniors as possible […]

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