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CRMG members participate in Crab and Lobster Symposium 10 Apr 2023 - Last year Blue Marine Foundation hosted a one-day Crab and Lobster Symposium attended by a range of scientists, fisheries managers and reps from the catching sector. Thirty short talks were presented including from CRMG members, covering a wide range of topics in five groups; there were also Q&As and a final open forum. CRMG members… Continue Reading
Final report for MEFS project now available 28 Jul 2022 - The Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura Marine Protected Area (LSSoJ MPA) covers a 741 km area on the west coast of Scotland and includes a complex bathymetric environment. It is characterised by steep-sided trench systems, reaching up to 290 m in depth. The Movement Ecology of the Flapper Skate (MEFS) project started in… Continue Reading
Outer Hebrides fisheries management pilot with CRMG members reports successful first year 16 May 2022 - A published report summaries the first years findings from the CRMG led Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Pilot. Continue Reading
Now published “Piloting a Regional Scale Ocean Literacy Survey in Fife” 9 May 2022 - Peer reviewed paper "Piloting a Regional Scale Ocean Literacy Survey in Fife" Ocean Literacy (OL) encapsulates the journey of improved awareness of marine and coastal issues, to the adoption of clear values and attitudes based on that knowledge, and intentional lifestyle and other personal choices at an individual and societal level. Understanding a community or… Continue Reading
Global Open Source Data Collection Systems Network for Small Scale Fisheries (GoSSF) 3 May 2022 - Small-scale fisheries (SSF) account for two-thirds of the wild-caught fish that people eat. This sector employs more than 100 million people and contributes to food and nutritional security for more than 2 billion.  Managing SSF has historically been extremely complex, with numerous and diverse fisheries operating in informal economies from remote locations such as small… Continue Reading
Gear Use And Recovery In The Scottish Inshore Creel Fishery- A Survey 22 Nov 2021 - For the attention of all commercial creel fishermen Continue Reading
News Article: CABFishMan consortium releases new review of small-scale fisheries 27 Oct 2021 - Published on the 25th October 2021, the project CABFishMan received a write-up in the online Fishing Daily News regarding their latest comprehensive review of existing methods for data collection in Northeast Atlantic small-scale fisheries (SSF). ‘The review is especially relevant as it provides geo-referenced data on fishing effort and catches in the area, information which… Continue Reading
Coast to Ocean: A Fife-Eye View 11 May 2021 - Fife Residents are welcomed to take part in a survey about their relationship with the sea and coast. Read more here! Continue Reading
Engaging the Fishing Industry in Marine Environmental Survey and Monitoring 16 Mar 2021 - Surveys using local information from fishers have been used to better understand marine life in and around Scotland’s network of Marine Protected Areas. Continue Reading
New PhD student joins CRMG 17 Dec 2020 - Welcome Ellie MacLennan to CRMG with the PhD "Understanding the scale, impact and potential mitigation of marine animal entanglement in the Scottish static gear fishery. " Continue Reading