Marine Scotland Communications

Written 35 posts

Rural Economy Secretary letter to UK Government on crab claw exports to the EU

22nd January 2021

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has written to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on issues relating to crab claw exports to the EU.

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Protecting Scotland’s seas

13th January 2021

Marine Scotland is the directorate of the Scottish Government responsible for the management of Scotland’s seas. It has operational responsibility for monitoring and ensuring compliance with marine regulations within the British Fishery Limits, where Scotland has devolved powers.

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Brexit deal means drop in key fishing stocks

29th December 2020

The Brexit fisheries deal negotiated by the UK Government will mean a fall in the quantity of key fishing stocks landed by the Scottish fleet, according to Scottish Government analysis.

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Scientist in Charge Pathway in Action

29th December 2020

Berit Rabe writes about the SIC (Scientist-In-Charge) Pathway, a new initiative at Marine Scotland Science to provide a structured approach to training new SICs.

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Scotland’s Marine Assessment 2020 launched

21st December 2020

A new online platform which assesses the condition of Scotland’s marine environment and the human activity it supports has been launched.

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Controls for wild wrasse fisheries

1st December 2020

Mandatory controls over the harvesting of wild wrasse for managing sea lice in the salmon farming industry have been announced by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

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New focus for farmed fish group

30th October 2020

The cause of fish mortality, impact of climate change and development of treatments will be the focus for the newly refreshed Farmed Fish Health Framework.

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Applications still open for COVID-19 freezing scheme

8th October 2020

Aquaculture businesses affected by the collapse of markets due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can still apply for funding to cover the costs of maintaining unsold stock.

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Joint Warrior 202

2nd October 2020

The Joint Warrior 202 exercise will take place in Scottish waters from 4 – 15 October. Organised by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Joint Warrior is part of a major programme of exercises involving: land forces, warships, submarines and aircraft from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) partners in UK waters.

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Surveys to look at impact of coronavirus on marine businesses

29th September 2020

A number of surveys have been launched to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Scotland’s marine sectors.

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