Marine Scotland Communications

Written 35 posts

Supporting a collaborative approach to tackling marine litter

24th September 2021

During Recycle Week (20-26 September) we are revisiting support the Scottish Government has provided to businesses and projects to enhance the protection, value and enjoyment of our marine environment.

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Monitoring plastic beach litter

21st September 2021

Beaches in the north east of Scotland were up to six times cleaner between 2019 and 2020 compared to previous surveys in the area, a new scientific paper has found.

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Working group sets out improvements for langoustine sector

15th September 2021

Recommendations for delivering a profitable, sustainable and fair supply chain for the langoustine (Nephrops) industry have been set out in a new report published by a Scottish Government-formed working group. 

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Vessels supported through resilience fund

22nd July 2021

More than 850 fishing vessels impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Brexit have received resilience funding from the Scottish Government this year.

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Shellfish businesses benefit from resilience fund

22nd July 2021

Seafood resilience funding has helped cover some of the costs of maintaining small shellfish businesses impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and EU Exit.

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Understanding the migration routes of Atlantic salmon

19th July 2021

The distribution and migration routes of Atlantic salmon from different countries has been explored in a new study aimed at understanding the species’ decline.

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Investment reducing harbour’s carbon footprint

1st June 2021

Improvements to power supplies at Mallaig Harbour will help to reduce its carbon footprint and bring benefits to the fishing fleet, the chief executive of the authority has said. 

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Funding the ambitions of young fishers

27th May 2021

New entrants to fishing will be able to apply for funding towards the purchase of a second hand fishing vessel.

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Guidance for anglers during Coronavirus

15th April 2021

Continuing progress to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in Scotland, coupled with the roll-out of the vaccine programme and other measures, means that there has been further easing of the restrictions from Friday 16 April, with a move to Level 3 across Scotland from 26 April.

Angling is now permissible for groups of up to 6 people from 6 separate households. Children under the age of 12 from these households do not count towards this number.

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New Live Bivalve Molluscs and Scallop impact survey launches

24th March 2021

A survey has been launched by Marine Scotland, to understand the impact of the barrier to trade in exporting Live Bivalve Molluscs (LBM’s) to the European Union or Northern Ireland.

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