Marine Scotland

  • New consultation launched on fin fish and shellfish developments

    8th May 2017 by

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        Last Friday, Marine Scotland launched a consultation to propose amendments to permitted development rights for fin fish and shellfish developments. Comments are being sought on whether to relax the current requirement for prior notification under existing rights and to consult on improvements to rights relevant to shellfish farmers. The proposed changes are the result of the review of current rights, undertaken...

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  • To The Journey’s End – a new film about the lifecycle of Atlantic Salmon

    1st May 2017 by

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    We’re delighted to announce that at our Freshwater Fisheries open day in Pitlochry on 13th May that we will be showing a new feature from filmmaker Bernard Martin. Concluding a 7-year, self-funded project, supported by the Boards and Trusts of the rivers of the North East of Scotland, Aberdeenshire-based filmmaker Bernard Martin created this film as...

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  • International Meeting on Aquaculture Disease

    16th November 2016 by

    On the 12-13 October 2016, the Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen hosted the 2016 PD TriNation (Pancreas Disease) meeting, led by Marine Scotland scientist Dr Sandy Murray with the help of Norwegian colleagues Mona Dverdal Jansen and Britt Bang Jensen of the Norwegian Veterinary Institute. The PD TriNation initiative was established in 2005 with the aims of integrating...

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  • Calculating shellfish stock figures

    22nd June 2016 by

    A new Scottish Marine & Freshwater Science report has been published looking at indicators of changes for Scottish shellfish stocks. Shellfish are important to Scottish fisheries – a total of 61 544 tonnes of shellfish with a value of £150 million were landed by Scottish vessels in 2014. However, for many shellfish stocks, the limited biological data and...

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  • New report published on the hearing of salmon

    22nd March 2016 by

    Underwater noise in the sea has the potential to affect marine animals, including fish. A new report published by Marine Scotland Science, Measurement of Hearing in the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) using Auditory Evoked Potentials, and effects of Pile Driving Playback on salmon Behaviour and Physiology, describes measurements of the hearing capability of salmon in experimental aquaria,...

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  • Marine Scotland Science Launch Fish Necropsy Manual

    29th December 2015 by

    Aquaculture and fish health colleagues in Marine Scotland Science (MSS) have recently launched a Fish Necropsy Manual – an online interactive website covering 10 important fish species in aquaculture or fisheries. In addition to the thoroughly illustrated necropsy technique, the manual contains additional information on: functional anatomy, post mortem phenomena, laboratory technical requirements, animal welfare, a dedicated glossary...

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  • Marine Scotland Scientists Contribute to Management and Control of Important Salmon Parasites

    4th December 2015 by

    Marine Scotland scientists have recently carried out two studies, funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum (SARF),  to determine the effectiveness of  hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) against important parasites of marine salmonids – Lepeophtheirus salmonis, often referred to as the salmon louse, and Paramoeba perurans, which is responsible for amoebic gill disease (AGD).  As well as...

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  • Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre launched

    24th June 2014 by

    Over £11m public funding matched by industry. A new innovation centre for aquaculture will help create jobs and support the growth, sustainability and profitability of the industry in Scotland. The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) will bring together industry and research to provide innovative solutions with the aim of growing the already substantial contribution aquaculture...

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  • Wild fisheries review – Update

    27th February 2014 by

    21st century management. Scotland’s wild fisheries must have a robust management system in place to ensure they are equipped to meet all the challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. Achieving this is the main aim of the upcoming independent Wild Fisheries Review, the remit and scope of which was announced by the Environment and...

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  • Plan to grow Scotland’s seafood sector

    27th February 2014 by

    New strategy for growth announced. Scotland’s seafood sector can position itself as a world leading provider thanks to its premium quality products, according to the Rural Affairs Secretary. Richard Lochhead today announced £700,000 in Scottish Government funding to back an industry action plan to achieve a more profitable and sustainable seafood sector The report from...

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