SAMS is one of the UK's leading marine science research organisations, and one of the oldest oceanographic institutions in the world, committed to increasing our knowledge and stewardship of the marine environment through research, education, maintenance of research infrastructure, and knowledge transfer.
SAMS currently employs ca 140 staff and is based at the Scottish Marine Institute near Oban on the west coast of Scotland.
Snow crab fishery closes to protect right whales Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada decided the closure of snow crab season in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence with the aim of protecting North Atlantic right whales from risks posed by the crustacean fishing gear in the area.
Bottom trawling environmental effects on the seabed quantified United Kingdom
An international collaboration of scientists that conducted a global meta-analysis of 70 comparative and experimental studies on the effects of bottom trawling were able to quantify the relationship between the reduction of seabed animals and penetration of the fishing equipment into the seabed.
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