Marine Scotland

  • 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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  • Review of wild fisheries management announced

    15th January 2014 by

    Scotland’s management of salmon and freshwater fisheries must be ‘robust, sustainable and fit for purpose in the 21st century’, First Minister Alex Salmond has said. The Scottish Government has now asked outgoing Scottish Natural Heritage Chairman Andrew Thin to chair an independent review of wild fisheries management in Scotland. The aims of the review are...

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  • Protecting shellfish production

    30th December 2013 by

    Scotland first country in UK to ensure continued protection of shellfish waters. New legislation comes into force today to ensure the continued protection of Scottish shellfish growing waters. The measures – the first of their kind in the UK – have been introduced to replace the European Shellfish Waters Directive which has been repealed today....

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  • Aquaculture website launched

    2nd October 2013 by

    Information on Scotland’s world renowned aquaculture will be easier to access with the launch of a new website and database. The website provides a central location for an integrated, geographic and up-to-date view of aquaculture activity in Scotland. The website also provides information about: industry location types of aquaculture leases, licenses and reports on controlled activities...

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