18th November 2022 by Marine Directorate Communications
Results from a survey on ocean literacy commissioned as part of Understanding Ocean Literacy and Ocean Climate-related Behaviour Change in the UK published.
20th May 2022 by Marine Directorate 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.
18th November 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
The annual meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) took place 9-12 November, with parties agreeing a number of proposals which aim to ensure the conservation and optimum utilisation of fishery resources in the NEAFC Regulatory Area.
15th March 2021 by Marine Directorate Communications
The Sea Angling Diary Project which is funded by the Scottish Government, UK Government and devolved governments of Wales and Northern Ireland, is encouraging 2,000 sea anglers to sign up to a free mobile app to record their fishing activity and catches.
23rd March 2020 by Marine Directorate Communications
Many marine organisms, such as whales, dolphins and seals produce sound whilst they are under water. Maybe you’ve heard the clicking noises made by dolphins. But did you know that this is also the case for fish too? This is what PhD student Monika Kosecka has been studying as part of her project on fish...
24th July 2019 by Marine Directorate Communications
Are you a postgraduate student interested in a research project on the environmental impacts of offshore renewable energy on fish ecology and commercial fisheries, to help inform government priorities? Then this funded internship programme with Marine Scotland might just be for you! Marine Scotland invites postgraduate students (Masters and PhD), registered with any UK academic...
3rd May 2019 by Marine Directorate Communications
Marine Scotland has recently been working in close partnership with the Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project (DEEP) initiative to make sure that a large number of molluscs are disease free. Pioneered by Glenmorangie, in partnership with Heriot-Watt University and the Marine Conservation Society, the DEEP initiative was created to restore native European oysters (Ostrea edulis) to...
26th March 2019 by Marine Directorate Communications
The bi-annual Joint Warrior exercise, organised by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), will be taking place in Scottish waters from 30 March to 11 April 2019. Joint Warrior is part of a major programme of exercises involving: land forces, warships, submarines and aircraft from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) partners in UK waters. These exercises...
17th March 2017 by Marine Directorate Communications
In the next few days some colleagues will be donning their gloves, picking up their biodegradable bags and heading out around the beaches of Aberdeen in an effort to rid the shores of unsightly litter. The first event is organised by the Marine Conservation Society at Nigg Bay, further details are shown below. Then on...
18th January 2017 by Marine Directorate Communications
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...