Assessing the social impacts of inshore Marine Protected Areas and proposed Priority Marine Feature Management Areas
21st July 2023 by Marine Scotland Communications
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are one tool that the Scottish Government uses to seek to ensure that some of the most vulnerable species and habitats are restored and resilient to future changes by removing the pressures that affect them.
8th March 2022 by Marine Directorate Communications
To mark International Women’s Day (8 March 2022), we are sharing some of the achievements of women working in various roles across the Marine Scotland directorate of the Scottish Government.
24th May 2021 by Marine Directorate Communications
A campaign has launched to help raise awareness of American lobster.
13th January 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Marine Scotland is the directorate of the Scottish Government responsible for the management of Scotland’s seas. It has operational responsibility for monitoring and ensuring compliance with marine regulations within the British Fishery Limits, where Scotland has devolved powers.
2nd December 2020 by Marine Directorate Communications
It’s not easy to learn about what is going on under the surface of the ocean, but a new study is exploring how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help Marine Scotland uncover the secrets under our seas.
5th November 2020 by Marine Directorate Communications
Working in partnership with the local fishing industry via Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups, the Scottish Government has developed a pilot scheme that will test approaches to improving valuable shellfish stocks and reducing gear conflict within an area to the East of the Outer Hebrides. Starting on 5 November, the Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Pilot will...
2nd October 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Joint Warrior 202 exercise will take place in Scottish waters from 4 - 15 October. Organised by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), 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.
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...
25th August 2020 by Marine Directorate Communications
You may have seen our recent tweet showing the launch of the marine protection vessel (MPV) Hirta, it really is quite a thrilling moment when you watch the vessel hit the water. The MPV Hirta launched in Gdansk, Poland on 17 August 2007 and so began life on the waves as part of our fleet....
13th August 2020 by Marine Directorate 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!