Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

 

Climate change: Scottish shellfish threatened

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Scottish shellfish are at risk from an invasion of tiny Japanese sea creatures known as schizoporella japonica. The orange-red sea creatures are thought to be spreading with the help of climate…

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Patagonia launches salmon farm campaign

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

A new film from outdoor clothing brand Patagonia attacks the international salmon farming industry, blaming it for reduced natural wild salmon runs, depletion of orca populations and societal issues impacting…

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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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Loch Carron given permanent protection

Monday, April 1st, 2019

A sensitive flame shell reef which was “devastated” by scallop dredging on Scotland’s North West coast is to receive permanent protection. Ministers had issued a temporary order banning mobile fishing…

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Otter resurgence is going swimmingly

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Otter numbers are soaring in many of Scotland’s waterways following a sustained push to clean up the country’s rivers. Amateur wildlife photographer Ross Lawford, who is producing a new book…

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Minke whales recorded off east Scotland

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Minke whales have been recorded off Scotland’s east coast for the first time, scientists have said. Noises the animals make called pulse trains were detected in recordings taken by a…

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