Posts Tagged ‘Priority-features’

 

Hopes for Scottish herring recovery

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

For generations the annual arrival of herring off Scotland’s shores sparked a fishing frenzy that kept thousands in work. Herring was the lifeblood of coastal communities right up until the…

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Review of seaweed harvesting announced

Sunday, November 25th, 2018
Kelp Forest Loch Laxford © GeorgeStoyle_SNHFlickr A review of the regulations around the harvesting of seaweed in Scottish waters has been announced by the government. Concerns had been raised about...
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Learning Exchange Part 2: Visiting the VMR

Friday, November 23rd, 2018
By Annabel Lawrence, Caolas In early November 2018, Coastal Communities Network members Community Association of Lochs and Sounds (CAOLAS) – a community group based around Loch Sunart and the Sound...
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Sir David Attenborough demands MSPs protect kelp

Friday, October 26th, 2018
                     Kelp Forest Image © Richard Shucksmith for SNH, Flickr Renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough has insisted it is “absolutely imperative” that action is taken to protect kelp in Scotland’s...
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Project seeks to boost rare pearl mussels

Friday, September 14th, 2018
A project in the Highlands is helping to spread freshwater pearl mussels to parts of rivers where the rare shellfish are currently not found. Poaching, loss of habitat and pollution...
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Big company plan to harvest kelp makes waves

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Ailsa McLellan dons her wellies and waterproofs and heads to the seaweed-covered shoreline near her home in Leckmelm outside Ullapool. Around her, there is nothing for company but the mountainous...
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Open Seas: Seabed Reform

Monday, August 20th, 2018
Open Seas give us their take on the current Priority Marine Features (PMFs) review in their latest blog post.  The wrong activity, in the wrong place, can cause serious damage...
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