Posts Tagged ‘Protected-Areas’

 

Out of the blue: Blue carbon in Scotland

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

This blog from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) explains the current understanding of carbon captured and stored in Scotland’s coastal and marine environment, known as ‘blue carbon’. It also…

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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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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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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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Thank the ocean with every breath

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Speaking at the Natural History Museum’s Annual Science Lecture, Dr Sylvia Earle urged the public to get into the water and learn about the Earth’s life support system. One of…

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