Marine Scotland

  • Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables: call for abstracts

    13th January 2014 by

    Following the success of the inaugural international EIMR conference in 2012 (Orkney, Scotland), the University of the Highlands and Islands and partners are delighted to announce the second environmental interactions of marine renewables (EIMR2014) conference to be held in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis between 28 April and to 2 May 2014. This meeting will serve...

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  • Marine Analytical Unit weekly update – 8 January 2014

    13th January 2014 by

    This week’s update from the Marine Analytical Unit has been published, featuring a guest article reporting on Marine Biotechnology. Read the full update Related Links All previous Marine Analytical Unit updates

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  • Deep sea secrets uncovered

    30th December 2013 by

    Four secretive sea creatures previously unknown to science have been discovered in deep ocean waters hundreds of miles off the north west coast of Scotland. Marine Scotland trawl surveys off the continental shelf in the north Atlantic have uncovered a brand new species of large sea snail, two kinds of clams and a marine worm....

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  • Protecting shellfish production

    30th December 2013 by

    Scotland first country in UK to ensure continued protection of shellfish waters. New legislation comes into force today to ensure the continued protection of Scottish shellfish growing waters. The measures – the first of their kind in the UK – have been introduced to replace the European Shellfish Waters Directive which has been repealed today....

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  • Views sought on fishing controls

    30th December 2013 by

    Streamlining and simplifying licensing arrangements for fishing vessels in Scotland are two of the issues being looked at in a new consultation. It complements the recent commitment, through Marine Scotland’s ‘Aid to Adapt Action Plan’, to reduce costs and give greater flexibility to licence holders by making changes to the licensing system. The proposals within...

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  • ICES ASC2013, Reykjavik (Iceland) – Marine Spatial Planning Session

    19th December 2013 by

    ICES Annual Science Conference 2013 took place in Reykjavik, Iceland from 23rd – 27th of September 2013. There were around 700 participants from 37 countries and more than 430 oral and poster presentations. There were 18 theme sessions covering a range of topics on fisheries management, ecosystem-based management, survey design, spatial statistics, climate change, ocean...

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  • Community Renewable Energy Schemes in Scotland

    19th December 2013 by

    University of Aberdeen’s School of Social Sciences organised an event on “Community Renewable Energy Schemes” on Wednesday 20th of November. The seminar looked into factors that affect the success of community renewable energy schemes. To highlight the importance of the event, it worth mentioning that the Scottish Government has a target of 500MW community renewable...

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  • PhD Announcement

    19th December 2013 by

    A 3yr PhD studentship (fully funded for UK/EU students) is available at the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), University of St Andrews, to work on a collaborative project with Marine Scotland Science (MSS) looking at marine mammal habitat use along the east coast of Scotland using passive acoustic monitoring. The student will use data collected...

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  • Satellite Tagging

    19th December 2013 by

    In early summer 2013 a team from MSS Freshwater Laboratory set off for the north coast to fit the first satellite tags ever deployed on maiden salmon in Europe. To ensure protection of this iconic species Scottish Government urgently needs information about the degree of spatial overlap between salmon and potential MRE developments. No-one knows...

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  • No cuts in days at sea for Scottish fishermen

    19th December 2013 by

    Scottish fishermen have retained their current days at sea allocation for 2014 for all sea areas following the crucial end of year fisheries negotiations in Brussels. Earlier this week the Scottish Fisheries Secretary, Richard Lochhead outlined this issue as his main priority before he left for the talks. On the west coast of Scotland there...

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