Marine Scotland

  • Glasgow welcomes the EU Atlantic Stakeholder Conference

    26th October 2017 by

    Fergus Ewing MSP

    Registration is now open for the conference and workshops for the annual Atlantic Stakeholder Conference, which  will take place in Glasgow on 8 November 2017 with a theme of ‘Regeneration across Generations’ and a focus on creating socially inclusive and sustainable models of regional development. This priority of the EU’s Atlantic Strategy and Action Plan will...

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  • Meet our scientists – Dr Ian Davies

    24th October 2017 by

    Meet the scientist logo

    Who are you and what do you do? I am Ian Davies, and I am Programme Manager for the Renewables and Energy Programme. There are two Groups in the Programme; one whose main job is to act as advisers to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on chemical discharge from the offshore...

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  • Where do fish live?

    23rd October 2017 by

    Last week,  our scientists were involved in a programme aimed at providing fine-scale data on the habitat associations of cod, haddock and whiting at a key period in their life history – following the transition from pelagic to demersal habitat. The programme also provided them with an opportunity to add to the fish trap and fixed-position baited underwater...

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  • Jointly Surveying Marine Protected Areas

    20th October 2017 by

    Duration: 20 October – 9 November 2017 Fishing Gear TV drop frame and wiring harness TV sledge and wiring harness Valeport mini-CTD 0.25m2 USNEL BSL Box core 0.1m mini Hamon grab 0.1m Day Grab (backup) 0.1m Van Veen Grab (backup) Background Marine Scotland Science (MSS) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) will undertake an...

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  • Fun activities for the October holidays

    19th October 2017 by

    Fish Hat

    The October holidays have arrived again and if you’re looking for something to keep your little ones – and no-so-little ones – occupied, have you had a look at our Education Zone? We’ve got information about our history and our fleet, as well as colouring in sheets, puzzle sheets and links to lots of other...

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  • Clyde Herring Acoustic Survey

    18th October 2017 by

    Alba na Mara

    Duration: 20 October – 3 November 2017 Sampling Equipment: PT154, CTD Objectives: To conduct an acoustic survey designed to survey both the open and enclosed areas of the Clyde to ultimately provide an estimate of the abundance and distribution of herring and sprat. To obtain samples of herring and sprat for biological analysis, including age,...

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  • ECOMMAS makes some more noise

    17th October 2017 by

    Seal

    The East Coast Marine Mammal Acoustics Study (ECOMMAS) is a long-term, on-going study into how underwater noise generated by offshore industry impacts the distribution of dolphins and porpoises in Scottish coastal waters of the North Sea. Acoustic recorders (C-PODs and SM2Ms) are deployed at 30 sites across 10 locations along the east coast, extending from...

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  • Crab and Lobster Fisheries in Scotland: Results of Stock Assessments 2013 – 2015

    16th October 2017 by

    Crab and Lobster stats

    Today, Marine Scotland published the latest in its Scottish Marine & Freshwater Science series – Crab and Lobster Fisheries in Scotland: Results of Stock Assessments 2013 – 2015. Crabs and lobsters are important species for the Scottish fishing industry. Although the total quantity landed is small relative to finfish landings, crab and lobster attain high...

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  • Predicting the impact of underwater noise on marine mammals

    13th October 2017 by

    PCOD Model

    Marine mammals, such as seals and dolphins, are sensitive to underwater noise and other disturbances which can affect their ability to forage or communicate. Our understanding of the effects of these pressures on marine mammal, and of how to assess and quantify potential impacts on populations, is rapidly evolving. One tool that can be used...

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  • Model Movements

    12th October 2017 by

    This morning, Marine Scotland has published a report on approaches for modelling harbour seal movement. This type of information is important because it may be able to help predict the consequences of environmental change, such as the establishment and operation of marine renewable energy, on the distribution and movement of seal populations. The work, undertaken by the...

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