Marine Scotland Communications

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How Scotland’s wild Atlantic salmon are faring

16th August 2023

Every year scientists from the Marine Directorate of the Scottish Government assess the status of 173 Scottish salmon stocks using information collected from river fisheries and automatic fish counters combined with environmental information, such as water flow.

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Assessing the social impacts of inshore Marine Protected Areas and proposed Priority Marine Feature Management Areas

21st July 2023

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are one tool that the Scottish Government uses to seek to ensure that some of the most vulnerable species and habitats are restored and resilient to future changes by removing the pressures that affect them.

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When compliance searched for science

12th June 2023

In Spring 2023, the search and rescue skills of colleagues from the Marine Directorate of the Scottish Government on board our Marine Protection Vessel (MPV) Jura were called on to help locate and recover a lost scientific seaglider. This is equipment from the Scottish Association for Marine Science’s (SAMS) Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science Programme (CLASS) project.

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World Ocean Day : Despite huge marine wealth, Scotland cannot act

9th June 2023

This opinion piece was published in The National to mark World Ocean Day on Thursday 8th June 2023.  Scotland’s seas are nearly six times larger than the land area of Scotland and provide our nation with huge potential. So it is fitting that today, on World Ocean Day, we celebrate all that they contribute to…

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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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