Scottish Natural Heritage
Basking Shark Hotspots
We have been asked by Scottish Natural Heritage to highlight to our members of two hotspots that have been identified as highly important for basking sharks. These are areas where sharks gather to feed and find potential mates, sometimes occuring in large shoals of up to 100.
Scottish Natural Heritage would like to advise all small commercial and leisure craft users of the likely seasonal (May – October) presence of the basking shark in the waters around Coll, Canna and the Hyskeir islet and warn that it is an offence
- to deliberately or recklessly capture, kill, injure or disturb any basking shark.
- To damage or destroy a breeding site or resting place of any basking shark.
- To deliberately or recklessly harass any basking shark.