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Draft Wild Fisheries Strategy: a consultation

Draft Wild Fisheries Strategy: a consultation

This consultation is designed to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback on the approach currently being taken as the Government continue to develop the legislative provisions for a Wild Fisheries (Scotland) Bill. The easiest way to access and respond to the consultation is through the Scottish Government’s online consultation tool – Citizen Space. You […]

February 9, 2016 Featured Article Read More →
Volume of shark fins served in Hong Kong halves

Volume of shark fins served in Hong Kong halves

According to a WWF Hong Kong survey, the volume of shark fins served in restaurants dropped nearly 50% year on year to 161kg in 2013. The poll of the 35 restaurants was carried out between April and September by the conservation group. It found that the volume dropped steadily from 337kg in 2011 to 306 […]

November 24, 2014 Featured Article Read More →
England and Wales look to protect megafauna

England and Wales look to protect megafauna

Whales, dolphins and sharks need protection from boats and over-fishing at 17 areas off the English and Welsh coastlines, a new report suggests. Unlike the work done in Scotland, this is the first time, the strips of water where large marine life, known as ‘megafauna’, gather to feed, breed and raise their young, have been […]

November 4, 2014 Featured Article Read More →
Additional species protected

Additional species protected

From 14th September new trade restrictions will be in place to protect populations of some sharks and ray species. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has added six shark and ray species to Appendix II. Appendix II lists species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction […]

September 12, 2014 Featured Article Read More →
Shark cull blocked my Australian regulator

Shark cull blocked my Australian regulator

The controversial shark cull that was implemented earlier this year in Western Australia is to be halted after the state’s environmental regulator suggested there were “a high degree of scientific uncertainty”. The cull, which was introduced in April for a 13 week trial, saw baited traps, known as drum lines, placed across seven beaches in […]

September 12, 2014 Featured Article Read More →
Can Marine Scotland protect the MPAs ?

Can Marine Scotland protect the MPAs ?

The designation of the marine protected areas (MPAs) last month means a fifth of Scottish waters may be guarded against harmful activities. However, can Marine Scotland really ensure their long term viability as there is a big difference between the resources put into fisheries and conservation management in England and in Scotland ? If they […]

August 17, 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 →
Electronic tagging supports shark conservation

Electronic tagging supports shark conservation

Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, a marine and shark scientist at Miami University, has written an article for National Geographic describing some if his work with electronic tags. He explains that understanding and predicting animal movement is important as it is central to establishing effective management and conservation strategies. Dr. Hammerschlag describes how work at the university […]

January 17, 2014 Featured Article Read More →
Tracked white shark approaches Florida coast

Tracked white shark approaches Florida coast

A female white shark measuring 14ft 2” that was tagged by the not for profit organisation OCEARCH has been tracked down the east coast of the US. The shark, nicknamed Katherine, was originally tagged off Cape Cod, Massachusetts in August and has slowly made her way down to Florida.  Volusia County Beach Safety and Ocean […]

January 13, 2014 Featured Article Read More →
Shark cull to start in WA

Shark cull to start in WA

Since the Western Australian (WA) Government announced plans to cull White Sharks in December it has been a controversial and widely debated topic with school children from as far away as Canada writing the WA Premier to ask for the scientific evidence to support such a cull. Following seven shark related deaths in WA waters […]

January 6, 2014 Featured Article Read More →
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