29 returned results for 'scallop'

  • Scallops, Starfish and Heavy Metal

    MRV Alba na Mara Survey: 1019A Programme Duration: 15 June – 04 July 2019 Fishing Gear: Scallop dredges Objectives: Carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the East Coast. Age, measure and assess shell damage on all scallops caught. Collect information on by-catch of other commercial fish and shellfish species. Identify and quantify numbers…

    24th June 2019

  • Scallop Stocks and Starfish Species

    MRV Alba na Mara Survey: 0219A Programme Duration: 24 January – 06 February 2019 Fishing Gear: Scallop dredges Objectives: Carry out a survey of scallop stocks around the Shetland Islands. Age, measure and assess shell damage on all scallops caught. Collect information on by-catch of other commercial fish and shellfish species. Identify, quantify numbers, and…

    29th January 2019

  • Scallop Stock Assessment

    Survey: 1018A Duration: 4-23 July 2018 Fishing Gear: Scallop dredges 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 numbers of starfish species in…

    6th July 2018

  • Counting scallops

    Duration: 25 January – 7 February 2018 Fishing Gear: Scallop dredges Objectives To carry out a survey of scallop stocks around the Shetland Islands.  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, quantify numbers, and damage assess of…

    24th January 2018

  • New report published on Scottish Scallop Stocks: Results of 2016 Stock Assessments

    Today we’ve published the latest in its Scottish Marine & Freshwater Science series – Scottish Scallop Stocks: Results of 2016 Stock Assessments. Scallops are an important species for the Scottish fishing industry. The Scottish commercial dredge fishery for king scallop (Pecten maximus) began in the 1930s in the Clyde. It has since expanded around the coast…

    4th December 2017

  • Scallop Dredging and Octopus Spotting

    Last month our Ships Co-ordinator joined the Alba na Mara for a day to observe colleagues during the East Coast Scallop Dredging Survey 0917A. The aim of this visit was to get a better understanding of the scallop dredging process, the equipment and techniques used, and the challenges associated with this sampling method. The feedback…

    14th July 2017

  • New report published about the Spatial dynamics of scallops in relation to the Orkney dive fishery

    This new report – a Report of Fishing Industry Science Alliance (FISA) Project 03/12 – has been published in the Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science series. ******** The principal method of fishing for king scallops in Orkney waters is hand collection by divers. Local scallop divers, exploiting small patches of seabed, have reported that these exploited areas…

    26th November 2015

  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 1814A – Scallop Abundance

    Duration: 16-24 October 2014 Sampling Gear: Pyramid frame 2 x UW TV cables (one armoured) Digital stills camera AV support equipment  Objectives 1. Collect time series data on scallop abundance in the Lamlash Bay area In September 2008 part of Lamlash Bay, Arran, became a community marine reserve and is now a No Take Zone…

    8th October 2014

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

    19th June 2014

  • Marine Scotland Contributes to International Publication on Ocean Acidification

    Concern is growing globally about the impacts of ocean acidification (OA) on the marine environment. OA results from a change in the carbonate chemistry of the ocean making it more acidic, primarily as a result of the increased uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This increased acidity of seawater may negatively impact many marine…

    25th July 2019