Posts Tagged ‘Research’

 

Farmed Salmon Disease Prevention Research

Friday, January 11th, 2019

A major research initiative is to be launched to help understand and prevent diseases affecting farmed salmon – including sea lice and gill health conditions. Tens of millions of pounds…

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SEPA launch salmon farming sector shake-up plan

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Scottish Fish Farm Image © SEPA A press release announcing their new Finfish Aquaculture Sector Plan and public consultation was published by SEPA on 7th November 2018, headlined: "Scottish salmon...
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Blue Carbon forum launched

Monday, November 5th, 2018
A new research programme will measure the ability of Scotland’s marine environment to store carbon dioxide and mitigate against the effects of climate change. It will be driven by the...
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Listening to the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
      Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise image © Ecomare/Salko de Wolf Den Hoorn Texel, Wikipedia By tracking the echolocation clicks of the endangered Baltic Sea harbour porpoise population, scientists have discovered...
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£1.5m put into new vessel tracking systems

Monday, October 8th, 2018
New technology will help ensure inshore fishermen are fishing in a sustainable way, following £1.5 million funding for vessel tracking devices, the Scottish government has said. The joint funding from...
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New database tackles marine biodiversity crisis

Friday, September 21st, 2018
The database brings together plans from around the world, enabling researchers to improve future plans and save species from extinction. The number of protected areas for conservation is rising rapidly,...
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Toxic pesticide alarm for Scotland’s woodlands

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
Scotland’s woodlands are treated and sprayed every year with hundreds of kilograms of a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees and butterflies, The Ferret reveals. Their investigation has uncovered widespread...
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Why are beaked whales stranding again?

Monday, September 10th, 2018
             Cuvier’s beaked whale on Baleshare, North Uist, 10/8/2018 © Sarah Dolman/ WDC Since early August, a minimum of 38 Cuvier's beaked whales have stranded, dead, on the coasts of...
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