Posts Tagged ‘MPA’

 

‘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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Illegal Scallop Dredging Allegations

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

The locations of protected waters around Scotland where illegal scallop dredging allegedly took place during lockdown have been obtained by The Ferret following a freedom of information request. The Ferret…

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Flapper Skate MPA: A Case Study

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Skate © Chris Rickard Dr Lauren Smith, Marine Biologist, www.saltwaterlife.co.uk The flapper skate, Dipturus intermedius, is the largest of all European skate and rays (Superorder: Batoidea). It is found in…

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A song of hope for Scotland’s seas!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Coastal community groups off Scotland’s west coast team up with Edinburgh community folk choir to bring together incredible footage from Argyll’s coast with the choir’s original song “Lullaby Of Unknowing”,…

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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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