Marine Scotland

  • Boarding Safely in the Future

    2nd June 2020 by

    As an organisation that deals with regulation and enforcement, the COVID-19 pandemic has created some challenges for us and we are committed to doing everything we can to limit the spread of the virus, and to protect our own people as they carry out their duties. Whilst we haven’t stopped all of our surveillance and...

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  • Research Partners Collaborate One Last Time

    20th May 2020 by

    EU ATLAS Group Members

    Earlier this year our colleague and Spatial Ecologist Dr Grant Campbell attended the final EU ATLAS General Assembly meeting in Edinburgh.  26 multidisciplinary partners and leading organisations, including Marine Scotland, attended the conference both in person and via video call to discuss their combined knowledge and understanding of the marine environment in the North Atlantic....

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  • Supporting Salmon

    1st May 2020 by

    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...

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  • Celebrating World Book and Copyright Day

    23rd April 2020 by

    To celebrate UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day we have a guest blog post to share with you from our very own Librarian, Helen McGregor.  Take it away Helen! *************************************************************************** “Books are your ticket to the whole world. The library is the key. That is where the escape tunnel is. All of the knowledge of...

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Marine and Fisheries Guidance

    16th April 2020 by

    To make sure that you can access the funding, guidance and assistance you need in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) we have pulled together some of the available support from Marine Scotland and most pertinent announcements on Marine and Fisheries. We will be continuing to keep this updated and under review. Marine and Fisheries Coronavirus (COVID-19):...

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  • COVID 19 – Letter of Support for the Aquaculture Industry

    8th April 2020 by

    Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Tourism Fergus Ewing MSP F/T: 0300 244 4000 E: scottish.ministers@gov.scot   Aquaculture Sector 8 April 2020 I am acutely aware of the significant challenges you face in your day-to-day lives just now. So, first of all, I want to thank you for keeping the supply lines open, for...

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  • Time for Some Marine Themed Fun

    2nd April 2020 by

    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...

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  • New Reports looking at Sea Lice Dispersal around Scotland

    30th March 2020 by

    Two new science reports have been published investigating sea lice dispersal between finfish aquaculture management areas around Scotland. The peer-reviewed article published in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science looks at modelling output at a regional scale with some specific examples. The report for the Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science (SMFS) series provides more in depth...

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  • Monitoring the Sights and Sounds of Atlantic Cod

    23rd March 2020 by

    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...

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  • Acoustic Tracking of Salmon and Sea Trout in Torridon

    18th March 2020 by

    A two-year project has helped to track the movement of salmon and sea trout smolts in the Loch Torridon system, Wester Ross. During 2018 and 2019 Marine Scotland Science fitted migrating salmon and sea trout with acoustic transmitters to track them through a grid of 80 acoustic receivers across Upper Loch Torridon, Loch Shieldaig and...

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