Posts Tagged ‘MPA’

 

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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Fish Farm objection for Wester Ross MPA

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Maerl © Graham Saunders/NatureScot Flickr A conservation charity has objected to a planned fish farm in a marine protected area in the Highlands – the Wester Ross MPA. The Scottish…

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Guest Blog: Ecosystem Based Management

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Image: The Argyll Coast and Islands Hope Spot In this guest blog for CCN, Peter Hume explains the idea behind Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) and presents the results of research…

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New deep sea Marine Protected Area

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Europe’s largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) has been announced by Natural Environment Minister Mairi Gougeon. The new MPA, off the West of Scotland, will give additional protections to some of…

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