Marine Scotland

  • 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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  • Marine Scotland on show in Peterhead

    28th June 2013 by

    Marine Scotland have launched their first exhibition at the Arbuthnot Museum in Peterhead. The exhibition is packed with information about where Marine Scotland has come from and looks at the history of fisheries protection, marine and fisheries science and the role that Government has played in marine and fisheries over the years. It also looks at Marine Scotland’s priorities...

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  • New Senior Fishery Officer for Kirkwall

    29th May 2013 by

    Andrew Livingstone has become Marine Scotland Compliance’s new Senior Fishery Officer based at the Fishery Office in Kirkwall. Andrew was previously based in Peterhead and was successful at a recent promotion board which has seen him make the move to Kirkwall. Andrew takes over from Billy Harris who will remain in Orkney but in a...

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  • Marine Scotland Compliance Staff practice whale rescue in Ullapool

    29th May 2013 by

    {caption]The MPV Minna berthed in Ullapool on Tuesday 21st May so that crew members could take part in a Whale and Dolphin Rescue Course. The course is offered by BDMLR, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, which is a successful and popular charitable organisation. BDMLR was set up in the late 80’s during various seal...

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  • The Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference 2013

    8th April 2013 by

    Submitted by Jenny Wright The University of Aberdeen and Marine Scotland Science recently organised the 9th UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference (YCSEC), with two of our oceanographers, Rory O’Hara Murray and Bee Berx, on the local organising committee. The conference was held at the University’s Fraser-Noble Building on March 25th and 26th 2013. ...

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  • M.R.V. Temora skipper Raymond Cargill retires

    17th December 2012 by

    For the last ten years, sampling for the Marine Scotland Science (MSS) Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring Programme at Stonehaven has been undertaken by scientists on board the catamaran Temora. Raymond Cargill, skipper of the Temora, will be retiring at Christmas. Raymond’s local knowledge, dedication and skill will be sorely missed by MSS, as will his readiness...

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  • New phytoplankton and microbe report launched

    23rd October 2012 by

    The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has launched its first phytoplankton and microbial plankton status report. This  report presents data from sixty one sites and from seven geographic regions within the North Atlantic, Baltic and Mediterranean areas. It also includes forty standard areas from the continuous plankton recorder monitoring programme operated by...

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