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Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Floating Fish Factories Destructive supertrawlers are targeting areas off the Fife and Tayside coast, stripping them of fish and harming the livelihoods of local crews, claim campaigners. Greenpeace is calling for a ban on the floating factories which it says spent a …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Face visors and face masks Coastwatch St Monans station received a donation of seven face visors and face masks from a local lady who made them for the NHS, local chemist shops and other volunteer organisations. Coastwatch St Monans operations manager John …

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By John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Birds cool their bills Birds in the wild appear to lower the temperature of their bill to prevent heat loss in order to preserve energy when food is scarce, new research suggests. Researchers at Glasgow University used thermal imaging technology to measure the body …

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Marine News By John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Featured image shows Pettycar Bay, Kinghorn, Fife. Sad ending for whale calf Rescuers hoping to return a whale calf stranded on a Fife beach had to euthanase it instead. The young minke was spotted trapped on the sands on Pettycur Bay at …

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By John Kinsman, station guard at St Monans Coastwatch, east Fife. Car park seal released into wild A seal that managed to navigate its way up through a harbour and into a car park has been released back into the wild in the River Tay. The young pup was found near Stewart Street in Greenock …

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Sent in by John Kinsman, Operations Manager at St Monans Coastwatch, east Fife. Atlantic race oarsman missed home comforts A Fife submariner said he was looking forward to decent food and a good sleep after completing a 3,000 mile race across the Atlantic. Matthew Harvey from Kirkcaldy, Fife, and his team mates aboard the 28 …

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Marine News, by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St Monans, east Fife. Boat Deaths Three pals on a fishing trip panicked and drowned as their boat was flooded by a passing scallop dredger, a court heart. Elvis Cojocariu said they leapt in to the sea after waves gushed on board following a near miss …

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Recent news from the east coast, sent in by John Kinsman, station manager at Coastwatch St. Monans, east Fife. Fishing Boat Fall Probe A fishing boat skipper who drowned in Aberdeenshire was not wearing a flotation device, a report has revealed. A major search was launched outside MacDuff Harbour after creel fisherman Tony Masson, 67, …

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Marine News from John Kinsman at Coastwatch St Monans, East Fife Busy time for Coastwatch St Monans October was a busy month for Coastwatch St Monans. They were paged by Aberdeen Coastguard operations room after reports from a member of the public of a seal injured on rocks between St Monans and Pittenweem. The Coastwatch …

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BY JOHN KINSMAN, Coastwatch St Monans, East Fife Nessie Believers Nessie believers will need more than an expert study to be persuaded the monster is not real. The legendary beast has split opinion for decades and will for decades more. But what is not up for debate is the fact she attracts visitors to the …