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SSACN Outreach Newsletter #1

SSACN Outreach Newsletter #1

The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network’s Outreach Team have released their first Newsletter. Thanks to funding we have been able to recruit a full time Project Officer, Samantha King, to build on the successes of our existing Community Outreach Programme by introducing a series of ‘SSACN Outreach Hubs’. Samantha is currently in the process of […]

April 25, 2015 Featured Article Read More →
Don’t take the P–The Video

Don’t take the P–The Video

Scotland’s seas need your help – see the video. We need to tell the Scottish Government: DontTakeTheP out of MPAs. Our seas should be managed for public benefit – but they are in ecological decline. We have two choices. We can either stick with the status-quo by zoning off just a few, small patches of […]

January 20, 2015 Featured Article Read More →
Wandering Star

Wandering Star

The Scottish Shark Tagging Programme (SSTP) has seen some amazing results during its 6 years off tagging sharks. Recently a common skate originally tagged, in an Irish tagging programme, in Ballycastle Bay Northern Ireland in March 2003, was recaptured twice by anglers fishing off the Scottish coast after having been at liberty for 4182 days […]

January 17, 2015 Featured Article Read More →
2015 Special Events Poster

2015 Special Events Poster

Download your copy of the 2015 Special Events poster. Our Special Events programme shows anglers can make a difference by combining the three elements : sports, science and conservation. Historically anecdotal evidence has long suggested several species of shark in Scottish waters required protection from exploitation, but with little scientific data regarding their quantity, size, […]

January 6, 2015 Featured Article Read More →
Samantha King appointed

Samantha King appointed

Our Community Outreach Programme has proved very successful and so far has been delivered to more than 2,600 individuals of all ages. Now, thanks to funding support from Marine Scotland, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Samantha Jane King as our Community Outreach Project Officer. Samantha has a BSC in Marine and Freshwater […]

January 4, 2015 Featured Article Read More →
SSACN’s proposed MPA’s successful

SSACN’s proposed MPA’s successful

The purpose of the Loch Sunart MPA is to facilitate the very differing management, monitoring and surveying requirements of conserving common skate. The common skate is the largest skate in the world. It was once found around the entire British coastline but unsustainable levels of fishing throughout the 19th and 20th centuries have reduced the […]

July 24, 2014 Featured Article Read More →
UK government ‘too slow’ on marine conservation

UK government ‘too slow’ on marine conservation

A group of MP’s who form the Environmental Audit Committee have claimed that the governments efforts to protect our marine environment through a scheme of marine conservation zones (MCZ’s) has been too slow and suggested their efforts showed a “lack of commitment” to the issue. In 2013 the government designated  27 MCZ’s with a possible […]

June 24, 2014 Featured Article Read More →
Open Invitation to Clyde Anglers – Wed 9th July

Open Invitation to Clyde Anglers – Wed 9th July

Please see below an invitation from the Ayr Sea Angling Club for a meeting of Clyde Anglers to discuss the next steps towards having our voices heard over the Clyde and what should be done going forward: Guys, Further to the presentation night Ayr Sea Angling Club had with SIFT & SSACN I write with […]

June 24, 2014 Featured Article Read More →
Tag a Ray in Tralee Bay

Tag a Ray in Tralee Bay

The first ever tag a ray in Tralee Bay took place this weekend from Fenit, Ireland. The Westend bar and restaurant was the headquarters for the weekend. Anglers met up in the Westend bar early Saturday morning to register for the weekend and talk tactics. The main reason for the weekend was to find out […]

June 10, 2014 Featured Article Read More →
MPA consultation results

MPA consultation results

The Scottish Government has national and international commitments to establish a network of nature conservation MPAs in its seas.The results of a public consultation on a proposed network of Marine Protected Areas [MPAs] along with scientific advice and recommendations has been published. Of the 14,703 respondents, only 12 answered ‘No’ when asked if they were […]

May 3, 2014 Featured Article Read More →
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