7th September 2023 by Marine Directorate Communications
The Scottish Government is working with Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS), NatureScot and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to co-ordinate a monitoring programme for pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), an invasive non-native species present in Scotland’s rivers. Data collected from this monitoring will guide the appropriate management response.
16th August 2023 by Marine Scotland Communications
Every year scientists from the Marine Directorate of the Scottish Government assess the status of 173 Scottish salmon stocks using information collected from river fisheries and automatic fish counters combined with environmental information, such as water flow.
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.
12th June 2023 by Marine Scotland Communications
In Spring 2023, the search and rescue skills of colleagues from the Marine Directorate of the Scottish Government on board our Marine Protection Vessel (MPV) Jura were called on to help locate and recover a lost scientific seaglider. This is equipment from the Scottish Association for Marine Science’s (SAMS) Climate Linked Atlantic Sector Science Programme (CLASS) project.
9th June 2023 by Marine Scotland Communications
This opinion piece was published in The National to mark World Ocean Day on Thursday 8th June 2023. Scotland’s seas are nearly six times larger than the land area of Scotland and provide our nation with huge potential. So it is fitting that today, on World Ocean Day, we celebrate all that they contribute to...
17th May 2023 by Marine Directorate Communications
On this day in 1880, Helen Stormonth Ogilvie was born who, as far as we know, was the first woman to be employed by the Fisheries Board for Scotland, now the Marine Directorate of the Scottish Government. Born in Dundee, Helen Ogilvie studied at Dundee University College at the time it became affiliated to St...
25th April 2023 by Marine Scotland Communications
A summary of outcomes of UK-Faroe bilateral talks for fishing opportunities in 2023.
24th April 2023 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Marine Scotland Directorate of the Scottish Government has statutory and regulatory responsibilities to make sure the fishing industry is complying with regulations for safety, marine conservation, and sustainable use of our seas. We have a number of marine vessels (MVs) and surveillance aircraft around Scotland to maintain protection. This includes the health and safety...
9th February 2023 by Marine Scotland Communications
Marine Protected Area Red Rocks and Longay becomes permanent.
20th December 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
UK-EU negotiations have now concluded, with agreement on key shared stocks in the North Sea and West of Scotland, as well as other coastal waters around the UK, with an estimated value of £149.6 million to Scotland.