9th February 2024 by Marine Directorate Communications
An area of the Firth of Clyde will again be closed to most types of fishing activity in spring 2024 and 2025 to protect spawning cod.
2nd February 2024 by Marine Directorate Communications
Net Zero Secretary Màiri McAllan visited Kelso for the opening of the 2024 salmon fishing season on the Tweed and to launch the Sustainable Rivers Audit.
31st January 2024 by Marine Directorate Communications
Fishing for sandeel is to be banned in Scottish waters ahead of the 2024 fishery season, subject to Parliamentary approval.
22nd January 2024 by Marine Directorate Communications
Consultations with Norway on exchanges of fishing opportunities with the UK in 2024, including quotas and access, concluded with the signing of an Agreed Record on 14 December. Fishing activity has now commenced in both UK and Norwegian waters under the terms of this agreement.
11th January 2024 by Marine Directorate Communications
The Scottish Government has published its new Marine Science and Innovation Strategy highlighting the crucial role of science and innovation in realising the full potential of the marine environment.
23rd November 2023 by Marine Directorate Communications
The annual meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) took place between 14-17 November 2023 in London, with parties agreeing on a number of proposals which aim to ensure the conservation and best use of fishery resources in the NEAFC Regulatory Area.
25th October 2023 by Marine Directorate Communications
Consultations between the Coastal States and Fishing Parties in the North-East Atlantic: the UK, EU, Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Russian Federation, have now concluded with agreement on 2024 catch limits for shared pelagic stocks. Agreed records for mackerel, blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring were finalised on 18 October 2023 and set out...
27th September 2023 by Marine Directorate Communications
Scotland’s Climate Week is an annual event in Scottish Government’s Let’s Do Net Zero campaign that encourages individuals, communities and businesses to come together to show support for tackling the climate emergency.
19th September 2023 by Marine Directorate Communications
Scotland is well known for our diverse flora and fauna, both on land and in the sea. Some of the most iconic species seen around our coasts are seals. Scotland is home to around a third of the world population of grey seals and around 5% of the world population of harbour seals.
8th September 2023 by Marine Scotland Communications
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands announced over £500,000 in funding to support the protection and recovery of wild salmon.