14th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
This week is Shark Week and today we’re celebrating Shark Awareness Day. Did you know that there are over 30 species of sharks, skates and rays recorded in Scottish waters? Sharks are part of the elasmobranch family, which includes skates and rays. The flapper skate is the most endangered skate species in the North East Atlantic.
8th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) present a problem for marine ecosystems, associated industries and societies across the world, including Scotland. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO has just published the first Global HAB Status Report (GHSR), Marine Scotland was one of the contributors.
28th June 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Our Future Fisheries Management (FFM) Strategy, launched in December 2020, set out our policy initiatives for the next ten years to protect the environment and support a strong, sustainable and resilient fishing industry. The FFM Strategy presents a clear vision for delivering accountability and confidence in our sea fishing activities, and in ensuring that we have the right data and knowledge available on which to base management decisions.
21st June 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Scientists from Marine Scotland have been involved in a survey sampling mackerel eggs in the Arctic Circle. Four scientists from Marine Scotland, which is the Scottish Government Directorate responsible for the integrated management of Scotland’s seas, joined the crew of the chartered vessel Marine Fishing Vessel (MFV) Altaire to survey mackerel spawning activity within the...
18th June 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Colleagues onboard our marine research vessel (MRV) Scotia are nearing the end of their latest survey trip but have made good progress collecting information on the abundance and distribution of Nephrops norvegicus, commonly known as langoustine or Dublin bay prawns.
1st June 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Improvements to power supplies at Mallaig Harbour will help to reduce its carbon footprint and bring benefits to the fishing fleet, the chief executive of the authority has said.
28th May 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Didemnum vexillum, commonly known as ‘Carpet Sea Squirt’, is an invasive non-native marine organism that is now known to be established in the UK.
27th May 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
New entrants to fishing will be able to apply for funding towards the purchase of a second hand fishing vessel.
24th May 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
A campaign has launched to help raise awareness of American lobster.
24th March 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
A survey has been launched by Marine Scotland, to understand the impact of the barrier to trade in exporting Live Bivalve Molluscs (LBM’s) to the European Union or Northern Ireland.