Marine Scotland

  • Why we publish our science

    9th July 2020 by

    Scientist working on mackerel, Jan 1994

    From Japanese sardines to the effects of mackerel grazing on plankton in New Zealand, Environment Monitoring and Assessment Programme Manager Dr Bill Turrell explains why a 25-year-old Marine Scotland Science paper on understanding mackerel in Scotland is still having an impact today. ***************************************************************************************** Recently a notification popped into my inbox which prompted me to write...

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  • Vacancy: Fishery Officers, various locations, closing date 3 August

    6th July 2020 by

    We are currently seeking applications for Fishery Officers within the Marine Scotland Compliance based in Ayr, Lerwick, Peterhead, Portree and other ports as yet unspecified. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below...

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  • Plastic Bag Free Day

    3rd July 2020 by

    Today is Plastic Bag Free Day, a global initiative that aims to eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags. So, to acknowledge this day, we’d like to highlight some of the important work that we, in Marine Scotland, do to reduce the amount of plastic and marine litter from entering our amazing aquatic environment. Marine...

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  • Vacancy: Renewables Science Projects Leader – closing date 5 August

    1st July 2020 by

    We are currently seeking applications for a Renewables Science Projects Leader within Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen or Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments. The...

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  • Scotia resumes survey programme

    30th June 2020 by

    As with many other aspects of our lives at this time, our marine research vessel (MRV) survey programme of 2020 was significantly affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and ultimately stopped with the lockdown restrictions imposed in March. However, in mid-June the MRV Scotia programme was permitted to resume with survey 0820S – the annual...

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  • Vacancy: Renewables Science Advice Leader – closing date 5 August

    29th June 2020 by

    We are currently seeking applications for a Renewables Science Advice Leader within the Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen or Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the...

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  • Day of the Seafarer

    25th June 2020 by

    Today is International Day of the Seafarer and with three protection vessels and two research vessels we certainly know a thing or two about life at sea. Marine Scotland, and its predecessors, have a long fleet history, with both research and patrol vessels at the heart of our work. As far back as 1882 the...

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  • Vacancy: Third Engineer, Edinburgh – closing date 21 July

    24th June 2020 by

    We are currently seeking applications for a Third Engineer within Marine Scotland based in Victoria Quay, Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments. The successful ...

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  • Vacancy: Second Officer, Edinburgh – closing date 8 July

    23rd June 2020 by

    We are currently seeking applications for a Second Officer within the Marine Scotland based on board any of our Marine Patrol, Research Vessels or Inshore RIBs. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria...

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  • New Scheme to Help Aquaculture Sector Preserve Stock

    22nd June 2020 by

    Close-up of Salmon Scales Copyright Istockphoto

    Aquaculture businesses affected by the collapse of international markets due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can apply to cover the costs of maintaining unsold stock through a new £1.25 million fund. The scheme, which is being funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, will support businesses by compensating for the costs of transport, processing...

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