Tag Archive for 'fishing'

First record of silver dory, Zenopsis conchifer, in Guernsey waters

June 1st, 2012 by Richard Lord

Pierro Le Cheminant fishing on his trawler, Amy Blue, at the northern end of the Big Russel to the north of Sark, Bailiwick of Guernsey lowered his trawl in about 30 metres of water on the afternoon of 30 May 2012.  His net accidentally caught the edge of a reef. He retrieved his net which […]

Threats to the Ocean of Life and what must be done to restore it

May 28th, 2012 by Allen Lane

In Ocean of Life we get a panoramic tour beneath the seas: Why do currents circulate the way do? Where exactly do they go? How has the chemistry of the oceans changed? How polluted are we making them? Above all, Professor Roberts reveals the richness of their life, and how it has altered over the […]

Fish responding to climate change

May 8th, 2012 by Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership

The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) launched its latest Report Card at the World Fisheries Congress in Edinburgh. It focuses on how climate change is affecting the fish and shellfish we find in our seas, providing both opportunities and threats, and what the social and economic consequences could be. Key findings in the 2012 […]

Impact of ocean acidification on global fisheries

February 19th, 2012 by The University of British Columbia

Adding ocean acidification and deoxygenation into the mix of climate change predictions may turn “winner” regions of fisheries and biodiversity into “losers,” according to research produced by the University of British Columbia scientists. Previous projections have suggested the effects of warmer water temperature would result in fish moving pole-ward and deeper towards cooler waters – […]

Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, have their own shipwreck home and leave the wreck to forage for food

July 9th, 2011 by Technical University of Denmark

Adult Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, choose ‘their own’ local shipwreck, which they swim back to faithfully day after day. This is just one of the results from research using acoustic tags which has yielded new insights into what Atlantic cod get up to below the surface of the sea. When PhD student Junita D. Karlsen […]

The Marine Conservation Society supports River Cottage campaign to stop discards at sea

November 16th, 2010 by Richard Lord

To support the campaign please visit the fishfight website and sign your name to the petition.  For more information please visit the MCS website.

Potential British angling record marbled electric ray, Torpedo marmorata, caught three miles off Sark on 15 October 2010

October 16th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Gary Crane received a shock when he landed a 10 lb. 14 oz 11 dram (4.95 kgs) female marbled electric ray, Torpedo marmorata, on Richard Seager’s ‘Out of Blue‘, while fishing about three miles to the east of Sark on 15 October 2010.  The electric ray had a total length of 58.6 cm and a […]