Marine Scotland

  • Draft National Marine Plan available as an ebook

    6th September 2013 by

    Scotland’s draft National Marine Plan is now available as an free ebook for download. The draft Plan is one of three issues currently being consulted on around the country as part of the Planning Scotland’s Seas events.  There are still some events happening in September and October so it’s not too late to get involved. List of Public Events...

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  • Marine Scotland in Brussels

    3rd September 2013 by

    As Brussels empties of tourists and refills with officials , the EU machine judders back into action.  With everyone away not much  happens in Brussels over August.  So let’s focus on what’s coming up – a full smorgasbord of directives, regulations and all night negotiations.  Elections There are a couple of big bumps coming up...

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  • Seaweed cultivation consultation launched

    3rd September 2013 by

    Seaweed has a long history globally of being used as a human and animal food source.  It can also be used in the production of potash, methane, acetone and butanol. Seaweed extracts are commonly used in a range of different products such as cosmetics, medicines and fertilisers.   Scottish aquaculture is a growing and increasingly important...

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  • Consultation Events continue

    2nd September 2013 by

    The Planning Scotland’s Seas consultation events are almost at the half way stage. Up and coming events include Tiree, Stranraer, Port William and Kirkcudbright later this week and Maryport, Dumfries, Largs and Islay next.  Meanwhile colleagues from SNH and JNCC are travelling even further afield, taking in a number of venues from Pittenweem to Yell.    If you...

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  • MASTS Annual Science Meeting

    21st August 2013 by

    The publication of Scotland’s Draft Marine Plan in July 2013 brings into sharp focus the importance of Scotland’s seas to its economy, culture and environment. From 27th – 29th August, the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) will be staging its Annual Science Meeting at the Edinburgh Conference Centre. This gathering of...

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  • Planning Scotland’s Seas: Public Events

    21st August 2013 by

    The Planning Scotland’s Seas consultation was launched last month and the series of accompanying public events has now started. The first event was held in Edinburgh on the 19th August and the discussions covered Marine Protected Area (MPA) network development and management, grid connection, priority marine features, marine recreation and tourism, International connections. More than 50...

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  • Swallows and Amazons

    8th August 2013 by

    During the early summer some enterprising swallows built a rather neat nest on top of the deck pump switch on the RV Temora. The vessel was in almost constant use for the Stonehaven monitoring sampling every week as well as assorted trawling and gear testing activities, but the birds did not seem to mind the noise or...

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  • President of Mozambique visits the Marine Laboratory

    26th July 2013 by

    Marine Scotland Science had a very important visitor at its Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen this morning.  The President of Mozambique, HE Armando Emilio Guebuza, was given a tour round the state-of-the-art facilities by Marine Scotland’s Head of Science, Professor Colin Moffat. During the visit, the President explained more about the freshwater aquaculture industry and the deep water fisheries...

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  • £6m boost for Scottish fishing

    25th July 2013 by

    Fishermen will be offered help to deal with the current pressures facing the industry through an action plan unveiled today. Prawn and white fish fishermen in Scotland have faced tough conditions in recent years with high fuel prices, export markets under pressure and the EU’s Cod Recovery Plan (CRP) having a detrimental effect. The dramatic...

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  • Planning Scotland’s Seas

    25th July 2013 by

    Marine Scotland has launched a joint marine consultation today that will help decide how Scotland’s seas are managed in the future. The joint consultation includes: Scotland’s first National Marine Plan which will provide a single framework to manage all activity in Scottish waters. This will provide clarity to developers and decision makers on Scotland’s priorities for sustainable...

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