Groundbreaking video by Exeter University team from the Hebrides – various feeds Researchers attempting to look at behaviour of backing shark aggregations underwater in areas where they also aggregate on the surface. Will they find evidence of mating? BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49237808 Guardian Fin tech: underwater robot monitors sharks in Scottish waters 1.  ECO Magazine The ground-breaking […]

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BBC ‘A fragile flame shell reef which was severely damaged by scallop dredging on Scotland’s north west coast has been granted permanent protection. Ministers had issued a temporary order banning mobile fishing on Loch Carron in Wester Ross after the 2017 incident. Divers who visited the reef, which is a nursery ground for scallops, found the area […]

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Thanks to Keith Hiscock for picking this up Southern IFCA: Scallop Dredger Caught in Lyme Bay Marine Protected Area In a case heard in Weymouth Magistrates Court the Plymouth based scallop fishing dredger Cristal Waters FY34 was found to have used scallop dredges within the Lyme Bay Marine Protected Area, contrary to the Southern Inshore […]

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