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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 →
Small shark handling guide

Small shark handling guide

This code of best practice has been prepared to assist anglers catch and return small sharks in a way that best ensures they survive the process. It applies most particularly to such as spurdog, smoothhound, huss etc. We’ve updated this Information Sheet and it may be downloaded in pdf form by ‘clicking’ on the image. […]

July 8, 2013 Featured Article Read More →
Essentials for skate fishing–Information Sheet

Essentials for skate fishing–Information Sheet

Because common skate tend to be larger than the average fish an angler will encounter, certain equipment is essential to allow for their successful release. We’ve updated this Information Sheet and it may be downloaded in pdf form by ‘clicking’ on the image. An original full colour version on quality paper may be obtained by […]

July 8, 2013 Featured Article Read More →
Essentials for tope fishing–Information Sheet

Essentials for tope fishing–Information Sheet

Tope are one of the UK’s favourite sport fish, find out how to target these hard fighting fish. We’ve updated this Information Sheet and it may be downloaded in pdf form by ‘clicking’ on the image. An original full colour version on quality paper may be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to The […]

July 8, 2013 Featured Article Read More →
Status of the Shark–Infographic

Status of the Shark–Infographic

Here is a fine example of an infographic from the Discovery Channel. Note :: It is quite a large image so may take a while to download.  

January 4, 2013 Featured Article Read More →
Starry Smooth-hound or Common Smooth-hound?

Starry Smooth-hound or Common Smooth-hound?

In the first of our guest articles, Dr Farrell discusses some identification issues surrounding smooth-hound species in north-east Atlantic waters and the work he has carried out in an attempt to resolve these issues. Species Identification and Biology The first and main question that always seems to arise when talking about smooth-hounds is “what species […]

February 27, 2012 Featured Article Read More →
Identification issues in Smooth-hound from the north-east Atlantic

Identification issues in Smooth-hound from the north-east Atlantic

This week the SSTP are proud to present a series of guest articles by Dr Edward Farrell. Dr Farrell is the chairman of the Irish Elasmobranch Group, Co-regional Vice Chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and member of the European Elasmobranch Association Scientific Committee; in a series of articles for tagsharks.com Dr Farrell will […]

February 27, 2012 Featured Article Read More →
Tope Handling – A code of best practice

Tope Handling – A code of best practice

Approved by the NFSA, SACN, SFSA, Shark Trust and the UK shark tagging programme Introduction Whilst tope may look big and tough creatures they are actually quite delicate especially when out of the water. This code has been written so that you can enjoy tope angling but most importantly cause the minimum of damage to […]

January 24, 2012 Featured Article Read More →
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