Marine Scotland Communications
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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.
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.
2nd December 2020
The Scottish Marine Energy Research Programme has commissioned research to confirm the existence of Sabellaria spinulosa (Sabellaria) in reef form.
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!
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.
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…
2nd October 2020
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing provides an update on plans for the future of fisheries in Scotland.
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….
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…
6th August 2020
Understanding the impacts of human activities, and preventing harm to habitats and species, is one of the biggest challenges to marine industries. The Scottish Government’s Scottish Marine Research Energy Programme (ScotMER) has published three new studies to assist when assessing the impact of offshore renewable developments on marine mammals. These new reports pull together key…