18th September 2020 by MS Communications
Latest research and monitoring from Marine Scotland Science indicates that not only are many rivers now far too warm to support healthy growth of fish, but in some cases summer temperatures can reach levels that cause direct thermal stress.
20th July 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Restrictions on angling have been eased as Scotland moves through Phase 3 of the routemap out of lockdown.
29th May 2020 by admin
Angling will be permitted from Friday 29 May as part of phase one of the easing of lockdown restrictions.
1st May 2020 by Marine Directorate Communications
Recommendations on measures to address the interactions between the farmed and wild salmon sectors have been presented to the Scottish Government. The Salmon Interactions Working Group has published its report which sets out more than 40 recommendations under 5 key themes including the regulation and licensing of fish farms, the collection of data and the...
2nd April 2020 by Marine Directorate Communications
If you’re stuck for some fun, educational things to do at the moment then look no further than our Marine Education Zone. Below, our Comms Team has recommended some of their favourite Marine Scotland themed resources to keep boredom at bay – so check them out and share your creations. You can tweet your finished...
18th January 2019 by Marine Directorate Communications
Today sees the publication of our Annual Science Review for 2017/18. The Review, which highlights the impacts and achievements of Marine Scotland Science (MSS), details the overall contribution and support that our scientists make to the work of Marine Scotland. During this period we have published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and supported more than 75...
18th October 2018 by Marine Scotland Communications
2018 is both the Year of the Engineer and the Year of the Young Person – and this blog is about one of our many colleagues who are inspiring the next generation with their Outreach work. This month we read about Alistair McCartney who is a Laboratory Manager in our Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory in Pitlochry....
19th September 2018 by Marine Scotland Communications
Electrofishing is a commonly used method for capturing, counting and sampling fish populations. Where electrofishing is performed according to carefully defined standards, and combined with appropriate statistical analysis, it is possible to estimate the number of fish in a particular section of a river. Electrofishing data have been collected across much of Scotland for over...
10th September 2018 by Marine Scotland Communications
Our Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory in Pitlochry and Breadalbane Academy in Aberfeldy are celebrating after receiving a Royal Society Partnership Grant, allowing them to work together on a project to explore the effects of hydro dams on river temperatures in the school’s local catchment, the River Tay. Royal Society Partnership Grants support schools to enable students...
9th May 2018 by Marine Directorate Communications
2018 is looking to be quite a significant year for two organisations at the core of freshwater research in Scotland. Marine Scotland Science’s Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory (FFL) at Faskally in Pitlochry, has just celebrated its 70th anniversary and the Scottish Freshwater Group (SFG) has just turned 50. Freshwater fisheries research has been a Government responsibility...