Marine Scotland Communications

Marine Scotland Communications

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MRV Alba na Mara; Survey 1214A – Renewable Energy Survey

16th July 2014

Overview of survey: The survey work will involve the deployment of the TV drop frame (shown right) and, where practical, the deployment of a day grab.  Some additional bathymetric survey work and trawling may also be undertaken depending on the weather conditions. MRV Alba na Mara will complete a half landing to exchange scientific staff. The…

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Marine & Fisheries News from other organisations

16th July 2014

Fishermen scraping the bottom of the barrel in the English Channel Decades of overfishing in the English Channel has resulted in the removal of many top predators from the sea and left fishermen ‘scraping the barrel’ for increasing amounts of shellfish to make up their catch. Sharks, rays, cod, haddock and many other species at…

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Marine & Fisheries News from other organisations

9th July 2014

Anti-depressants disrupt fish’s brains Drugs designed to ease the symptoms of mental health problems such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress can have major disruptive effects on aquatic animals’ brains, say scientists. A suite of new research, published in a special issue of the journal  Aquatic Toxicology, points to mounting evidence that they…

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Marine & Fisheries News from other organisations

8th July 2014

Ministerial Group For Sustainable Aquaculture – Science and Research Strategy Aquaculture currently supplies more than 50% of global demand for fish and shellfish for human consumption. As the industry continues to grow Scotland is ideally placed to exploit this burgeoning market, but what are the barriers to Scottish expansion of this industry and how can…

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Marine & Fisheries News from other organisations

4th July 2014

Marine Scotland launches new Youtube channel Marine Scotland has launched a new Youtube channel, featuring videos about its work and of general marine and fisheries interest. View MS YouTube Brought to you by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (www.pml.ac.uk) on behalf of the UK Marine Science Coordination Committee. For more information about the Marine Science Co-ordination Committee,…

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Marine & Fisheries News from other organisations

24th June 2014

The following four individuals have been appointed as Non-Executive Members of the Marine Science Co-ordination Committee (MSCC), they will take up their appointments on 1 July 2014: Professor Mike Elliott: Director of the Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies and Professor of Estuarine and Coastal Sciences at the University of Hull, UK. Dr Mark James:…

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Marine & Fisheries News from other organisations

24th June 2014

MSCC News: 24 June 2014 Environmental change is transforming many parts of the north-east Atlantic seabed, and according to a newly-published paper this will almost certainly get worse in the coming decades. For the first time, the paper’s authors have brought together research from many different areas to give a systematic idea of how a…

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MRV Alba na Mara; Survey 1014A – Update

20th June 2014

The East Coast Scallop Survey is going well so far as the weather has been very good and is allowing us to make excellent progress through the stations. As I write this over 38 hauls have been completed with all scallops measured, aged and damage indexed. We got this large lobster in the bycatch and…

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MRV Alba na Mara; Survey 1014A – East Coast Scallop Survey 2014

19th June 2014

The East Coast Scallop Survey for 2014 is well underway, having set sail on the 6th of June. Overview of survey: Scallop dredge hauls will be made at sites used on previous surveys and other known commercial grounds as shown below.  Hauls will be of 30 minutes duration.  From each haul, all of the scallops…

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MRV Scotia; Survey 0714S – Nephrops Television Survey Update

17th June 2014

It’s been over a week since we left Aberdeen on a grey, foggy day. Normally, at this time of year, these conditions would not be warmly welcomed. However a) we sailed from Aberdeen so didn’t expect much better, and b) these features meant there would be very little wind, which is ideal for the annual…

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