Marine Scotland Communications

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New website for Regional Inshore Fisheries Group Network

5th January 2021

A new website to provide fishers with a source of up to date information has been launched by Scotland’s Regional Inshore Fisheries Group (RIFG) network.

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Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy

26th November 2020

In conversation with Mairi Gougeon, Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment, about the Scottish Government’s recently published Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy.

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UK Fisheries Act

24th November 2020

Commenting on the UK Fisheries Act receiving Royal Assent, Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing said:

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Marine Scotland Science Publications for October

11th November 2020

Marine Scotland Science, as a core Scottish Government (SG) Division, is working to support SG’s overall COVID-19 response. It also continues to sustain critical marine science delivery and has over the last couple of months produced the following notable publications.

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Guidance for EU Exit

13th October 2020

A collection of information and guidance to help the seafood sector prepare for the end of the EU Exit Transition Period has been published by the Scottish Government and Food Standards Scotland (FSS).

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Marine Scotland Science publications for August/September

7th October 2020

Marine Scotland Science, as a core Scottish Government (SG) Division, is working to support SG’s overall COVID-19 response. It also continues to sustain critical marine science delivery and has over the last couple of months produced the following notable publications.

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Food and Drink Fortnight – Spotlight on Sconser Scallops

11th September 2020

In the final part of the series we speak to David Oakes of Sconser Scallops on the Isle Skye which received support through the aquaculture hardship fund. David set up his business, which involves diving to harvest king scallops, in 1987.

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Food and Drink Fortnight – Spotlight on Shetland Seafood Auctions

10th September 2020

In the fourth part of the series we speak to Norma Williamson of Shetland Seafood Auctions. Over the pandemic two new fishmarkets opened in Shetland, including Lerwick Fish Market which received £1.73 million funding from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund which is administered by the Scottish Government.

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Food and Drink Fortnight – Spotlight on Tobermory Oysters

8th September 2020

In the third part of this series we hear from Shauna Munro who, during the pandemic along with her husband Graeme, has been working to re-establish the shellfish business which her late father David Flockhart set up in the 1970s.

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Food and Drink Fortnight – Focus on fishermen working during coronavirus

5th September 2020

In the first of this series we hear from fishermen who received hardship funding from the Scottish Government and hear how this has helped them during challenging circumstances.

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