Fishing and ID Guide

Did you know? #1

Did you know? #1

Our SSACN website allows you to work out the weight of the most commonly caught fish in Scottish waters from just their length? Visit: www.ssacn.org/gfac/length-to-weight

March 19, 2016 Featured Article Read More →
Trigger fish tagging programme

Trigger fish tagging programme

The grey triggerfish which has long been considered a seasonal visitor to the British coast but in the Western Atlantic it is found from Bermuda to Nova Scotia. This has led researchers to start asking the question “is it possible triggerfish are seasonal migrants not just visitors?” There is precedent for this: Until recently it […]

September 2, 2015 Featured Article Read More →
Species Hunt 2015 Report

Species Hunt 2015 Report

The weatherman promised light winds but the North Westerly fresh winds that blew most of the day made it hard going in this year’s SSACN species hunt in Southwest Scotland. Most of the boats opted for Port Logan and boated some 15 different species – highlighting the wide variety of species available in the area […]

June 16, 2015 Featured Article Read More →
Which roundfish

Which roundfish

Though not shark species, we all catch them from time to time – the latest in the ‘decision trees’ from the SSACN Outreach Team offer a simple means of identifying near shore Scottish and roundfish. The charts uses simple key decision points to determine which species you are looking at.         As […]

August 23, 2013 Featured Article Read More →
Which ray–skate ?

Which ray–skate ?

Following on from the shark decision tree, the SSTP Outreach Team have released this simple means of identifying near shore Scottish rays (or is it a skate) – you can download it here. As before, the chart uses simple key decision points to determine which species you are looking at. As always we are indebted […]

August 12, 2013 Featured Article Read More →
Which Shark ?

Which Shark ?

The SSTP Outreach Team have released this simple means of identifying Scottish sharks – you can download it here. The chart uses simple key decision points to determine which species you are looking at. As always we are indebted to the late Dr Dietrich Burkel for the use of the images.         […]

August 7, 2013 Featured Article Read More →
Blackmouth Dogfish – Fishing and ID Guide

Blackmouth Dogfish – Fishing and ID Guide

Today we look at the Blackmouth Dogfish in the tenth of our Species Fishing and ID guides. If you have a picture of yourself with a Blackmouth Dogfish and want to show it off on this page please send it to contact@ssacn.org or post it on the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme’s Facebook page! Remember to […]

December 19, 2011 Featured Article Read More →
Starry Smoothhound – Fishing and ID Guide

Starry Smoothhound – Fishing and ID Guide

Today we look at the Starry Smoothhound in the ninth of our Species Fishing and ID guides. If you have a picture of yourself with a Starry Smoothhound and want to show it off on this page please send it to contact@ssacn.org or post it on the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme’s Facebook page! Remember to […]

December 16, 2011 Featured Article Read More →
Cuckoo Ray – Fishing and ID Guide

Cuckoo Ray – Fishing and ID Guide

Today we look at the Cuckoo Ray in the eighth of our Species Fishing and ID guides. If you have a picture of yourself with a Cuckoo Ray and want to show it off on this page please send it to contact@ssacn.org or post it on the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme’s Facebook page! Remember to […]

November 3, 2011 Featured Article Read More →
Spotted Ray – Fishing and ID Guide

Spotted Ray – Fishing and ID Guide

Today we look at the Spotted Ray in the seventh of our Species Fishing and ID guides. If you have a picture of yourself with a Spotted Ray and want to show it off on this page please send it to contact@ssacn.org or post it on the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme’s Facebook page! Remember to […]

October 31, 2011 Featured Article Read More →
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