Add your website to WhenWeGetThere.com for free. They are aiming to build a list of deep sea fishing, crabbing, boat rides and whale watching operators worldwide. Dive boats can also be listed on http://www.finstrokes.com and http://www.divesearch.co.uk/index.php.
NEW GUIDANCE NOTES published by the RYA on Passenger Safety on Small Commercial High Speed Craft such as RIBs etc. Click here for 11 page information leaflet (415kb .pdf).
NEW BASKING SHARK INFO available from SNH. Click for wallchart of Basking Shark Hotspots in West Scotland (663.3kb .pdf), Basking Shark leaflet (1/3 A4 folded, 838.9kb .pdf) and the SNH Commissioned Report “Basking Shark Hotspots on the West Coast of Scotland: Key sites, threats and implications for conservation of the species” (3772kb .pdf). If you’d like hard copies of the wallchart or leaflets please contact Jane Dodd on Joanne.Beaton@snh.gov.uk or 0300 244 9360 (Oban).
A reminder from A&BC’s Marine and Coastal Development Unit that they have various leaflets available for download or which can be posted out to you. See their website for details.
SIGN UP – The Salmon and Trout Association are running a campaign to try and prevent the contamination of wild fish by farmed fish. Sign up here.
Animated knots online. Add a link to your website or pointedly show this to the crew member who just can’t get the hang of tying knots!
Troon boat jumble. See http://www.boatjumbleassociation.co.uk/ for other dates around the country.
SSMEI Sound of Mull meeting 1130 to 1600 at the Isle of Mull Hotel, Craignure. A closed meeting for members, the day was devoted to discussing amendments to the draft Marine Spatial Plan in light of consultation responses. Agenda (46.5kb .doc)
AGM of ACBA held this evening at the Coastguard Office on Stevenson Street, Oban. The Meeting opened with an MCGA presentation followed by a Q&A session with Sector Officer Kenny Devine. Thereafter the AGM comprised (1) Welcome (2) Apologies (3) Minutes of 2009 AGM (4) Chairman’s report (5) Accounts for year and report (6) Any constitutional changes (7) Election of Office Bearers (8) AOB inc update on Oban Bay Marine and two additional relevant local matters. Minutes.