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The Scottish Shark Tagging Programme (SSTP) is a project run by the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network www.ssacn.org; its objectives are to : Tag and record data on many of the shark, skate and ray species found within Scottish coastal waters. Increase public awareness highlighting the need for shark protection. Encourage use of “codes of best practice”. Highlight sea anglers conservation efforts. Show that sea anglers, as ‘Citizen Scientists’, are a vital part of data gathering. Show that properly managed sea angling stocks can provide huge socio economic benefits, and can directly contribute to shark fisheries management. The SSTP is run by a Project Director, supported by Project Coordinator(s) and a Special Events Team.