Posts Tagged ‘MPA’

 

UK MPs urge protection treaty for seas

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

A new global agreement to protect the seas should be a priority for the government to stop our seas becoming a “sewer”, according to a cross-party group of MPs. Plastic…

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A local view helps the fight for the ocean

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

A local view helps fight the effects of climate change on the ocean, says this article from The Conversation. In 2011, a marine heatwave hit the west coast of Australia leading…

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40+ Groups demand Marine Scotland Inquiry

Monday, January 7th, 2019

More than 40 charities, fishing bodies and community groups are calling for an inquiry into watchdog Marine Scotland over fears it is unable to protect Scotland’s waters from criminal activity,…

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Science above politics of fisheries

Friday, December 21st, 2018

In this Scotsman opinion piece, Jonny Hughes explains where the balance between science and politics lies when it comes to fisheries. The annual round of EU fisheries negotiations that concludes…

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Half the fish at Wester Ross farm die

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

            Image © Scottish Salmon Think-tank   More than half of the fish at a Scottish salmon farm has been lost due to severe plankton. Wester Ross Fisheries confirmed that…

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Calum Duncan: Oceans need protection

Monday, December 17th, 2018

From the air we breathe to the food we eat, Scotland needs oceans full of life. Yet they are struggling. With the tide of ocean plastics awareness, resistance to mechanically…

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Anger over reports of illegal dredging

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Image © Open Seas   An investigation has been launched by Marine Scotland after reports of suspected illegal scallop dredging in the protected waters of the Firth of Lorn. The…

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