Marine Scotland Communications

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A Peek at Seaspeak Marine Language by Liam Dawson

24th April 2023

The Marine Scotland Directorate of the Scottish Government has statutory and regulatory responsibilities to make sure the fishing industry is complying with regulations for safety, marine conservation, and sustainable use of our seas. We have a number of marine vessels (MVs) and surveillance aircraft around Scotland to maintain protection. This includes the health and safety…

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Bilateral agreement on 2023 fish quotas reached between EU and UK

20th December 2022

UK-EU negotiations have now concluded, with agreement on key shared stocks in the North Sea and West of Scotland, as well as other coastal waters around the UK, with an estimated value of £149.6 million to Scotland.

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Scottish Marine Energy Research Symposium 2023

7th December 2022

Registration is now open for the upcoming Scottish Marine Energy Research (ScotMER) symposium, which will run for three days from 31 January 2023.

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COP27 blog series: fisheries and climate change

11th November 2022

The Scottish Government surveyed wild capture fishers on Climate Change and its impact on fisheries.

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Strong public support for offshore wind

8th August 2022

The vast majority of people in Scotland believe offshore wind has a vital role to play in Scotland’s future, according to a recent study.

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Share your views on sustainable fisheries management

30th May 2022

The Marine Scotland directorate of the Scottish Government currently has two consultations open as part of the 10-year Future Fisheries Management Strategy to deliver on sustainable fisheries management in Scotland. Stakeholders have until 7 June 2022 to share their views on fishing activities and electronic monitoring activity in Scotland’s waters through the respective Future Catching…

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Outer Hebrides fisheries management pilot reports successful first year

11th May 2022

A locally-led fisheries management pilot for the Outer Hebrides is reporting positive impacts on fishing businesses and the environment in its first year, a new report reveals.

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Scottish fishing technology adopted as new global standard

29th April 2022

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has agreed to adopt a new Scottish-designed fishing technology as the new international standard for co-ordinated demersal fish population surveys in the North Sea.

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UK-Faroe bilateral talks for fishing opportunities in 2022 have concluded

9th February 2022

The UK/Faroe bilateral for 2022 fishing opportunities has now concluded, with agreement on exchanges of fishing opportunities worth an estimated £5 million with Scotland receiving the highest return ever on record for Faroese stocks.

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Targeted and focused approach to strengthen Clyde cod recovery

1st February 2022

Measures which have been in place for more than 20 years to protect cod during their spawning season in the Firth of Clyde, will continue in 2022 and 2023 with some changes.

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