32 returned results for 'scallop'

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 2316A Programme

    Duration: 8-21 December 2016 Equipment: Sandeel dredge × 2 (modified 4′ scallop dredge with 6″ teeth and spare toothbars) with towing bar and camera attachment. TV camera. Minilogger (or equivalent – i.e. DST). Objectives: To determine the abundance, length and age of sandeels in the sediment from regions east of the Firth of Forth and…

    12th December 2016

  • MarCRF at ICES

    MarCRF was well represented at the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) Annual Science Conference 2016, this week in Riga, Latvia. Research Fellow Jacqui Tweddle (pictured right) presented in the “What is a good pelagic habitat?” session, talking about “Phytoplankton: supporting a good pelagic habitat”, which was well received and started a…

    28th September 2016

  • 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