Marine Scotland Communications

Marine Scotland Communications

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Sea lice reporting to be mandatory

21st December 2020

A new Order was laid in the Scottish Parliament on 21 December which supports the Scottish Government’s implementation of sea lice policy and management of sea lice on fish farms.

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Uncovering secrets of marine life using automated image identification

2nd December 2020

It’s not easy to learn about what is going on under the surface of the ocean, but a new study is exploring how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help Marine Scotland uncover the secrets under our seas.

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Identification of Sabellaria spinulosa reef on the Scottish east coast

2nd December 2020

The Scottish Marine Energy Research Programme has commissioned research to confirm the existence of Sabellaria spinulosa (Sabellaria) in reef form.

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Nature of Scotland Awards Countdown

24th November 2020

With the Nature of Scotland awards taking place tomorrow we’re excited for all the nominees that have been shortlisted, but especially so for our colleagues!

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Scotia to the rescue

17th November 2020

Colleagues on MRV Scotia came to the assistance of the National Oceanography Centre while out conducting sampling work in the Faroe-Shetland Channel.

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Launch of inshore fisheries pilot

5th November 2020

Working in partnership with the local fishing industry via Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups, the Scottish Government has developed a pilot scheme that will test approaches to improving valuable shellfish stocks and reducing gear conflict within an area to the East of the Outer Hebrides. Starting on 5 November, the Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Pilot will…

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Retain and report American lobster

14th October 2020

A campaign has launched to help raise awareness of American lobster.

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Next steps on Future Fisheries Management

2nd October 2020

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing provides an update on plans for the future of fisheries in Scotland.

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Protecting and researching our seas

25th August 2020

You may have seen our recent tweet showing the launch of the marine protection vessel (MPV) Hirta, it really is quite a thrilling moment when you watch the vessel hit the water. The MPV Hirta launched in Gdansk, Poland on 17 August 2007 and so began life on the waves as part of our fleet….

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Sharks, skates and rays

13th August 2020

It’s shark week and with over 30 species of sharks, skates and rays recorded in Scottish waters there’s a lot to celebrate! Sharks are part of the elasmobranch family, which also includes skates and rays. Elasmobranchs differ from other fish in the sea by having a skeletal structure made out of cartilage as opposed to…

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