Marine Scotland

  • Meet Dr Jessica Craig- Fisheries Population Modeller

    12th December 2018 by

    Marine Scotland colleagues submitted a range of posters for the recent Science in Government Conference describing their work and a typical day for them.  Third in our series is Dr Jessica Craig – Fisheries Population Modeller.  Read on for an insight into what a typical day for Jessica would be like… Further Information: Science in...

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  • With a little help from our friends

    4th December 2018 by

    In this, the last blog of the Year of the Engineer, we wanted to show you a poster that speaks for itself, really. We heard from Matt Kinghorn, one of net riggers and poet extraordinaire, earlier in the year. Today, we bring you another one of his creations that showcases and celebrates their work. All...

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  • Sandeel Hide and Seek

    3rd December 2018 by

    Alba na Mara

    Survey: 2018A MRV Alba na Mara Duration: 6-19 December 2018 Objectives: Determine the abundance, length and age of sandeels in the sediment from regions east of the Firth of Forth and around Turbot bank. Collect and preserve samples of A. marinus, specifically: • all 0-group sandeels (size to be estimated from age/length keys of sampled...

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  • Meet Luisa Barros – Fishing Gear Scientist

    28th November 2018 by

    Next up in our series of posters from the Science in Government event is from Luisa Barros.  Luisa is a Fishing Gear Scientist that undertakes research into fish behaviour.  Find out more about a typical day for Luisa in her poster below. Further Information: Science in Government 2018 posters Meet Pablo Chevallard our Renewables and...

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  • Sampling in the Strata

    14th November 2018 by

    Scotia at Sea

    Survey: 1718S MRV Scotia Programme Duration: 12 November – 4 December 2018 Fishing Gear: GOV (Grand Overture Verticale) Trawl (BT137) and ground gear D (hoppers). Objectives: Participate in the ICES co-ordinated western division demersal trawling survey. Obtain temperature and salinity data profiles at each trawling position. Collect additional biological data in connection with the EU...

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  • Rockall Haddock Trawling Survey – An update

    4th October 2018 by

    Scotia at Sea

    Survey: 1318S Rockall Haddock Trawling Survey Duration:  19 September – 1 October 2018 The 2018 Rockall haddock trawling survey got off to a blustery start with Scotia departing Aberdeen on the morning of the 19th September and heading straight into the teeth of Storm Ali; the first officially named storm of Autumn 2018. Gusts of...

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  • Surveying the Haddock on the Rockall Plateau

    3rd October 2018 by

    Scotia at Sea

    Survey: 1318S Rockall Haddock Survey Duration: 19 September – 1 October 2018 Fishing Gear: • GOV (Grand Overture Verticale) Trawl (BT 137) with ground gear D. Other Gear: • Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD) Seabird 19+; and • Van Veen Grab. Objectives: • Undertake the bottom trawl survey of haddock on Rockall Bank to a depth...

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  • Herring or Sprat; and the Notorious Case of Burke and Hare

    24th September 2018 by

    Mummified sprat and herring from Queens Ferry Fishery, 30 December 1837

    One of the earliest pieces of fisheries research carried out in Scotland concerned the Firth of Forth herring fishery, and whether herring and sprat were two separate species. An artefact from this research is on display in the library foyer at the Marine Laboratory, in Aberdeen. The Board of British White Herring Fisheries was established...

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  • Let’s Go Fly a Kite

    17th September 2018 by

    Alba na Mara

    Survey: 1418A MRV Alba na Mara Programme This survey will be executed in two parts during the window of 12th September to the 25th September 2018. Part One Objectives: Live fish capture for tank based trials in our Fish Behaviour Unit (FBU); and Trialing new Vonin ‘Flyer’ headline kites. Part Two Objectives: Recover (VR2Tx) salmon...

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  • Go west….to Greenland!

    13th September 2018 by

    Maniitsoq Copyright of Sean Dugan

    We’re excited about bringing you this next blog. Sean, who you’ll read about below, is taking part in a West Greenland Salmon Sampling trip. But what is it and why is sampling done in Greenland? Read on to find out….  Welcome to my West Greenland Salmon Sampling Photo Blog My name is Sean Dugan and...

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