Marine Scotland

  • Clyde Herring Acoustic Survey

    18th October 2017 by

    Alba na Mara

    Duration: 20 October – 3 November 2017   Sampling Equipment: PT154, CTD Objectives: To conduct an acoustic survey designed to survey both the open and enclosed areas of the Clyde to ultimately provide an estimate of the abundance and distribution of herring and sprat. To obtain samples of herring and sprat for biological analysis, including...

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  • Crab and Lobster Fisheries in Scotland: Results of Stock Assessments 2013 – 2015

    16th October 2017 by

    Crab and Lobster stats

    Today, Marine Scotland published the latest in its Scottish Marine & Freshwater Science series – Crab and Lobster Fisheries in Scotland: Results of Stock Assessments 2013 – 2015. Crabs and lobsters are important species for the Scottish fishing industry. Although the total quantity landed is small relative to finfish landings, crab and lobster attain high...

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  • Clyde 2020 – Sampling the sediment

    11th October 2017 by

    Alba na Mara

    Duration: 13-17 October 2017 Fishing Gear: Craib corer Day Grab – 0.1m2 Autosieve (0.5mm & 1mm mesh sieves) CTD Objectives: To map spatial distribution of sediment characteristics, infauna composition, pore-water nutrients and organic matter content within the inner Firth of Clyde, Clyde sea lochs and Clyde Estuary. To map the relationship between mean particle grain...

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  • The Buckland Foundation lecture – 12 October 2017

    3rd October 2017 by

    Fish Haul

    The Buckland Foundation: Stewards of the Sea: Returning Power to Fishers Thursday 12 October 2017, The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, KY16 9LA, 16.30 for 17.00. Free Entry & Refreshments Available. The Scottish presentation of the 2017 Buckland Lecture will be in the Byre Theatre at the University of St Andrews on Thursday 12 October...

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  • MRV Alba na Mara Survey 0517A Programme

    6th April 2017 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    Duration: 06 – 26 April 2017 Fishing Gear: Scallop Dredges Objectives: To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the West Coast. To age, measure and assess shell damage on all scallops caught. To Identify and sample additional areas of commercial interest to the scallop fishery. To collect information on by-catch of other commercial...

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  • Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference 2017

    13th March 2017 by

    The fourth Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference will be held on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April 2017 at Eden Court in Inverness. The conference will open on the afternoon of Thursday 27th April with a session to introduce the EMFF funded Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System or ‘SIFIDS’ Project.  This project will focus on using new technologies and...

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  • Helping fishermen to DiscardLess

    6th February 2017 by

    Today sees the publication of a new report in the Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science series, but it’s something a little different – it’s a Manual and some factsheets. The Selectivity in Trawl Fishing Gears manual forms part of the DiscardLess project – a Horizon 2020 project set up to provide the knowledge, tools, and methods required for...

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  • Ask a Scientist

    31st January 2017 by

    sofa-shark

    Always keen to make science accessible for everyone, our colleague Dr Francis Neat recently contributed to a series of children’s books on ocean ecology.   Dr Neat was approached only last week to answer some questions, posed by children through a school project, in the “Ask a Scientist” section.   As a specialist in the habitat and...

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  • Scottish Fishermen Land 1000th Tonne of Marine Litter

    18th January 2017 by

    Our very own Professor Colin Moffat was asked recently to attend and give a short presentation at an event to celebrate the success of the KIMO UK’s Fishing for Litter scheme. Supported by partners, including the Scottish Government, the Fishing for Litter scheme encourages skippers of fishing vessels to land litter they catch in their...

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  • MRV Alba na Mara: Survey 2316A Programme

    12th December 2016 by

    MRV Alba na Mara

    Duration: 8-21 December 2016 Equipment: Sandeel dredge × 2 (modified 4′ scallop dredge with 6″ teeth and spare toothbars) with towing bar and camera attachment. TV camera. Minilogger (or equivalent – i.e. DST). Objectives: To determine the abundance, length and age of sandeels in the sediment from regions east of the Firth of Forth and...

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