What are Invasive Species?
20th May 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
Invasive non-native species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced by humans, either deliberately or accidentally, from an area outside of their native range.
New Marine Fund Scotland launches
20th March 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Investments and jobs in seafood sectors, the marine environment and coastal communities will be supported through a new marine fund.
Engaging the fishing industry in marine environmental survey and monitoring
16th March 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Surveys using local information from fishers have been used to better understand marine life in and around Scotland’s network of Marine Protected Areas.
Supporting a new approach to fisheries management
18th February 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System (SIFIDS) project, funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and administered by the Scottish Government saw more than 130 vessel skippers in 43 ports around Scotland host research trips, have tracking and/or scanning devices installed, take part in surveys and contribute significantly to equipment and software development.
European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Letter
22nd October 2020 by MS Communications
Scotland should receive at least £62 million annually in replacement of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) according to Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing. Mr Ewing raised the issue at an EU Exit Operations meeting last week and has now written to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, seeking much...
Applications still open for COVID-19 freezing scheme
8th October 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
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.
New Scheme to Help Aquaculture Sector Preserve Stock
22nd June 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Aquaculture businesses affected by the collapse of international markets due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can apply to cover the costs of maintaining unsold stock through a new £1.25 million fund. The scheme, which is being funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, will support businesses by compensating for the costs of transport, processing...
Call for Clarity on Future Funding
11th June 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
The UK Government must provide urgent clarity on how it plans to replace the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and support coastal communities who have been hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has said. In a letter to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George...
Assessing Plankton in the UK
3rd February 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Two scientists from Marine Scotland Science (MSS), Dr Eileen Bresnan and Dr Margarita Machairopoulou, have been involved in the first ever assessment of the status of the plankton community in UK waters. Led by the University of Plymouth, scientists from all around the UK joined together to share their datasets and knowledge to fill in...
Engaging the Fishing Industry in Marine Environmental Survey and Monitoring – Part 3
11th October 2019 by Marine Scotland Communications
Marine Scotland (MS) has been leading this European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) funded project which is aimed at involving fishing vessels in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) monitoring. This is a joint project between MS and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The project is managed by Seascope Fisheries Research Ltd, with Charlotte Johnston of Crangon Ltd...