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...
14th October 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
A campaign has launched to help raise awareness of American lobster.
13th October 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
A collection of information and guidance to help the seafood sector prepare for the end of the EU Exit Transition Period has been published by the Scottish Government and Food Standards Scotland (FSS).
2nd October 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing provides an update on plans for the future of fisheries in Scotland.
29th September 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
A number of surveys have been launched to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Scotland’s marine sectors.
24th September 2020 by MS Communications
What is MARPOL? MARPOL, or to give it its full title – the International Convention For The Prevention of Pollution From Ships – was first adopted by the International Maritime Organisation in 1973 after a spate of oil and chemical tanker incidents resulted in vast amounts of pollution being created in the world’s oceans. In...
10th September 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
In the fourth part of the series we speak to Norma Williamson of Shetland Seafood Auctions. Over the pandemic two new fishmarkets opened in Shetland, including Lerwick Fish Market which received £1.73 million funding from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund which is administered by the Scottish Government.
5th September 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
In the first of this series we hear from fishermen who received hardship funding from the Scottish Government and hear how this has helped them during challenging circumstances.
13th August 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
It’s shark week and with over 30 species of sharks, skates and rays recorded in Scottish waters there’s a lot to celebrate! Sharks are part of the elasmobranch family, which also includes skates and rays. Elasmobranchs differ from other fish in the sea by having a skeletal structure made out of cartilage as opposed to...
19th June 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Critical amendments must be made to the UK Fisheries Bill to ensure that it protects and supports Scotland’s seafood sector in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and the challenges of Brexit, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has said. Ahead of its reading in the House of Lords on June 22, Mr Ewing has proposed...