Marine Scotland Communications

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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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Additional quota opportunities for Scottish fleet

24th March 2021

Scotland will use its share of additional fishing opportunities to deliver quota to active fishers, expand opportunities for the inshore fleet and help reduce business costs.

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Sea lice reporting to be mandatory

24th March 2021

Mandatory sea lice reporting for aquaculture production businesses will come into force on 29 March 2021.

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New Marine Fund Scotland launches

20th March 2021

Investments and jobs in seafood sectors, the marine environment and coastal communities will be supported through a new marine fund.  

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Aquaculture health and welfare during Coronavirus

19th March 2021

A new science publication has found no evidence of Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting salmon welfare in Scotland.

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Spotlight on Fishermen’s Mission

18th March 2021

‘Don’t struggle in silence’ is the message from the chief executive of a charity that has seen an influx in calls and requests from fishers impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the EU Exit over the last year.

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Engaging the fishing industry in marine environmental survey and monitoring

16th March 2021

Surveys using local information from fishers have been used to better understand marine life in and around Scotland’s network of Marine Protected Areas.

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