Marine Scotland

  • Collaborative Effort to Support COVID-19 Testing

    16th June 2020 by

    Ellis Building Laboratory Crown Copyright

    Marine Scotland is continuing in its efforts to provide support and assistance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with colleagues in the Marine Laboratory, in Aberdeen, arranging the transfer and loan of testing equipment to NHS Grampian. The equipment identified for loan is usually used for molecular testing for diagnosis and surveillance of diseases in aquatic...

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  • Support for the Seafood Sector

    15th June 2020 by

    Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing has provided an update on the support the Scottish Government has provided for the seafood sector during Coronavirus (COVID-19). “The collapse of international markets and the shutdown of the UK’s food service industry due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a severe impact on our seafood industry and the communities that live...

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  • Call for Clarity on Future Funding

    11th June 2020 by

    Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing

    The UK Government must provide urgent clarity on how it plans to replace the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and support coastal communities who have been hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has said. In a letter to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George...

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  • How our Planning Team Plan for a Plan!

    11th June 2020 by

    Last December, after two years of technical planning work, stakeholder engagement, drafting, revising, re-drafting and several sleepless nights the ‘draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy’ was published and open for public consultation, meeting a Programme for Government commitment. Over 350 people attended across all of the events, including; community councillors, elected members, local...

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  • Recent Marine Scotland Science Publications

    9th June 2020 by

    Marine Scotland Science, as a core Scottish Government (SG) Division, is working to support SG’s overall COVID-19 response. It also continues to sustain critical marine science delivery and has over the last month produced the following notable publications: Armstrong, J.D., Branding, A., Main, R., Mitchell, A., Morris, D. & Ounsley, J. (2020). Science for crafting...

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  • 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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  • Angling restrictions eased

    29th May 2020 by

    Angling

    Angling will be permitted from Friday 29 May as part of phase one of the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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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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  • Recent Marine Scotland Science Publications

    6th May 2020 by

    Marine Scotland Science, as a core Scottish Government (SG) Division, is working to support SG’s overall COVID-19 response. It also continues to sustain critical marine science delivery and has over the last month produced the following notable publications: Auer, S.K., Bassar, R.D., Turek, D., Anderson, G.J., McKelvey, S., Armstrong, J.D., Nislow, K.H., Downie, H.K., Morgan,...

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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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