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Great donation from TronixPro

Great donation from TronixPro

SSACN's Outreach Programme has just received a great boost following the donation of rods, reels and other sea angling equipment from TRONIXPRO (www.tronixfishing.com) – a wholesale fishing tackle supplier, providing shops throughout the UK with a wide range of fishing equipment brands from around the world. The donation by TRONIXPRO will help SSACN volunteers to substantially […]

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SSACN Outreach Events

SSACN Outreach Events

The Outreach Team will be attending the following Events.

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The Science team at the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (the NWIFCA) are working on a Recreational Sea Angling Strategy and need your help!  It is understood that sea angling brings many personal, social and economic benefits to the individuals, businesses and communities near the coast. Your knowledge, views and opinions will help […]

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Clasina scallop dredger

Clasina scallop dredger

A scalloper from Dumfries in Scarborough harbour.

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Scotland’s MPA network at risk

Scotland’s MPA network at risk

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation and Clyde Fishermen’s Association stand accused by West Coast community groups of bullying the public and engaging in scare tactics in a bid to derail the Scottish Government’s implementation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Jamie McGrigor MSP (Cons) is attempting to have fisheries management measures for 14 MPAs (including one around […]

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Harbour porpoise MPAs being sacrificed for wind farms

Harbour porpoise MPAs being sacrificed for wind farms

Sunday Herald article in full here. Plans to protect endangered porpoises around the Scottish coast have been blocked by the Scottish Government to help clear the way for new offshore wind farms, according to internal government emails seen by the Sunday Herald. Senior wildlife advisors have privately accused the government’s Marine Scotland directorate of displaying […]

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SSACN’s proposed MPA’s successful

SSACN’s proposed MPA’s successful

The purpose of the Loch Sunart MPA is to facilitate the very differing management, monitoring and surveying requirements of conserving common skate. The common skate is the largest skate in the world. It was once found around the entire British coastline but unsustainable levels of fishing throughout the 19th and 20th centuries have reduced the […]

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Celebrating Scotland’s Sharks

Celebrating Scotland’s Sharks

This two day event will be held at the Sea Life Aquarium at Loch Lomond on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th May 2014. This exciting new event will aim to showcase the amazing efforts to conserve sharks, skates and rays in Scotland and give people the opportunity to explore and appreciate the complex […]

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