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SNH’s publication of our 2016 survey

The Sea Change- SCFF-SubSeatv survey report is now completed and finalised and is due to be published online  the Monday 3rd June. Here’s an extract referring to our part. Sea Change – Subsea TV survey draft results extract Here’s the fuller  Research Report Moore, C.G. 2019. Biological analyses of underwater video from monitoring and research

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Look This Salmon In the Eye Then Ask Your MSP to Ask Questions During the Parliamentary Debate on Salmon Farming (6th Feb 2019)

Look into the eye of a salmon, get eye to eye, then ask yourself, do you want this king of fish, this iconic species, this muscular adventurer of the high seas, so symbolic of the former magnificence of our oceans to become the stuff of myth?  Do we want our rivers leaping with these masterful silvery creatures to become a distant memory

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Over 40 Groups Ask First Minister, Will You Restore Our Seas?

“What does it say about us if we do nothing?” Those were the words of Alistair Sinclair, National Coordinator of the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation (SCCF).  He had been discussing the decline of fisheries which he had witnessed over the course of his life as a fishermen – from his youth fishing rivers and sea lochs

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Horse Island & The Pink Seaweed

Maerl the pink coral-like nobbly stuff is  precious. Sea Change, SCFF and SubSea.TV have collaborated on surveying Wester Ross Marine Protected Area since it’s creation in 2016. Our focus has largely been on surveying maerl because of its importance to commercial fisheries and the whole ecosystem. The film above has been made as a collaboration between local groups who shares our concern

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The Three Mile Limit

The Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation have a report sent to the Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing in May 2017 which outlines the case for better spatial management and even a modernised return of the 3 Mile Limit. Their report can be downloaded here: http://www.scottishcreelfishermensfederation.co.uk/report.htm The aim of all fisheries management is to maintain a rich fishery

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An Underwater Ecosystem & Flowers of the Sea Forest

To view the stunningly beautiful world beneath the waves as shown in the film below enter the password sea cucumber (music not yet cleared) The film shares the findings from Sea Change’s June 2018 Sea bed survey working with SCFF, SubSea.tv and many many others, as the story shows) John McIntyre found a wonderful quote from 1376 complaining about chains

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To the REC Committee – stand your ground!

The following email was sent to Gail Ross MSP, Edward Mountain MSP and Maree Todd MSP on 23 November 2018 14:40 by Sara Nason as a personal appeal to the REC Committee in anticipation of their report on the Parliamentary Committee’s investigation into Salmon Farming which some say could be expected next week. Dear Gail and Edward,  Re the Rural

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Bubbles & The Seal Whisperer: Stories from the Highland Wildlife Hospital

This film above is made as a tribute to Beatrice Brinkler who ran the Highland Wildlife Hospital in Ullapool for decades. Empathy, compassion, kindness and understanding are the traits of the best of us. Beatrice has all those qualities in spades, especially for her animal friends, be they fluff, feather or fur. As a highly intuitive person Beatrice connected with animals

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Sea Change Sea Search Surveys 2017

The beautiful miniature dragon-like creature Placida Dentrica which is a sea slug is just a glimpse of the extraordinary creatures in Wester Ross Marine Protected Area which Sea Change has set out to document. It is rare for anyone but divers to see all the fantastic and bizarre life beneath the waves so our aim is to share this

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The Pink Seaweed by George Macpherson

“The Pink Seaweed” is a story about maerl and the sea created by the well known traditional storyteller George Macpherson to celebrate the birth of Wester Ross Marine Protected Area. It was told to the children of Badcaul School by George in the spring of 2016 just before Wester Ross Marine Protected Area was born. George lives

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