Posts Tagged ‘Fisheries’

 

‘Clam cam’ reveals flapper skate nursery

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Skate © Chris Rickard Underwater footage captured by a robot submarine off the west coast of Scotland has identified an important nursery ground for one of the world’s critically endangered…

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Bottom-trawling report from Seas at Risk

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Marine Conservation Society’s Dr Jean-Luc Solandt, Principle Specialist in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and MPA Officer Frith Dunkley detail the findings of a new report. Earlier this year, our Marine…

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Marine Scotland accused of mismanaging fishing

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Marine Scotland has been accused of allowing “an environmental disaster” by mismanaging fishing and refusing to exclude trawlers from inshore areas where fishermen catch prawns. A report, due to be…

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Calls to ban trawling in protected areas

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

A report from the Marine Conservation Society has found that bottom-trawling or dredging are taking place in 98 per cent of offshore marine protected areas (MPAs) around the country. Bottom-towed…

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Creel fishers lodge judicial review

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Creel fishermen have taken the Scottish Government to court over access to island waters. Alistair Sinclair, national co-ordinator of the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation (SCFF), says the body is acting…

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Create a coastal blue belt, scientists urge

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Study says huge reduction in fishing due to Brexit negotiations and Coronavirus pandemic gives government unique window of opportunity to improve sustainability and profitability of industry, which could include the…

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Scotland fails to protect marine areas

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Marine conservation areas have failed to protect wildlife from the fishing industry, according to a study by Scottish Government scientists. Researchers from the government’s marine laboratory in Aberdeen have found…

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