30 returned results for 'scallop'

  • Alba na Mara: Survey 0916A Programme

    Duration: 19 May – 07 June 2016 Fishing Gear: Scallop dredges Project: 20 days, SU02NS Objectives: To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the East Coast; To age, measure and assess shell damage on all scallops caught; To collect information on by-catch of other commercial fish and shellfish species; To identify and quantify…

    20th May 2016

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 1915A Programme

    Duration: 4-18 December 2015 Equipment: Sandeel dredge × 2 (modified 4′ scallop dredge with 6″ teeth and spare toothbars) with towing bar and camera attachment; TV camera; and Minilogger (or equivalent – DST). Objectives: To determine the abundance, length and age of sandeels in the sediment in regions east of the Firth of Forth and…

    8th December 2015

  • Journal article on “Evaluating the effectiveness of a seasonal spawning area closure” published

    A study into measures introduced over a decade ago to protect spawning cod in the Firth of Clyde by researchers from the University of Glasgow and Marine Scotland Science has found no evidence that it had led to local recovery of cod numbers by 2010. The study, published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science,…

    17th August 2015

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 0915A Programme

    Duration: 10-30 June 2015 Background: The central objective of EIWiF is to monitor the broader ecological environmental impact of offshore renewable developments. This work will concentrate on the developments proposed east of the Firth of Forth estuary. Several potential impacts have been identified in the scientific literature, varying from seemingly negative to seemingly positive impacts,…

    10th June 2015

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 0815A Programme

    Duration: 20 May – 08 June 2015 Fishing Gear: Scallop dredges Objectives: To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the East Coast; To assess shell damage on all scallops caught; To collect information on by-catch of other commercial fish and shellfish species; To identify and quantify numbers of starfish species in all dredge…

    20th May 2015

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 0415A Programme

    Duration: 29 March – 17 April 2015 Fishing Gear: Scallop dredges Objectives:  To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the West Coast;  To assess shell damage on all scallops caught;  To collect information on by-catch of other commercial fish and shellfish species;  To identify and quantify numbers of starfish species in all dredge…

    27th March 2015

  • New measures to control trade in some shark and ray species

    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 but…

    5th September 2014

  • MRV Alba na Mara; Survey 1014A – Update

    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…

    20th June 2014

  • Harmful Algae in Scottish Waters

    Under certain environmental conditions, marine phytoplankton can grow very quickly and form what are called “Harmful Algal Blooms” or HABs. In some instances these natural blooms can impact the marine ecosystem by causing mortalities of animals that live on the sea bed. This may occur either directly as a result of toxins produced by the…

    18th June 2012

  • Monitoring Marine Phytoplankton

    The Marine Scotland Science Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring Programme examines a variety of different marine parameters at a number of sites around the Scottish coast. By measuring temperature, salinity, nutrients and plankton at these sites we can identify and increase our understanding of changes that may be occurring in Scottish coastal waters. These data are also…

    10th February 2012