Marine Scotland

  • Study on habitat modelling for harbour porpoises in the Moray Firth has been published

    3rd December 2013 by

    MSS has recently deployed 30 CPoDs on the east coast of Scotland.  The aim of this network is to allow us to monitor the bottlenose dolphin population during wind farm construction.  Data from the same device have been used in a recently published study by Dr. Kate Brookes, to validate a habitat association model for...

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  • Marine Analytical Unit weekly update – 27 November

    28th November 2013 by

    There are two updates from the Analytical Unit: 27th November: Inshore Fisheries Groups 20th November: The guest article for this is Offshore Renewable Energy and UK Electricity Market Reform Related Links All previous Marine Analytical Unit updates

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  • Marine Analytical Unit weekly updates

    26th November 2013 by

    The Marine Analytical Unit provides a weekly briefing to Ministers reporting on the latest management information about fish landings, fish prices, and uptake of effort and quota. The briefing also includes a short article’reporting on an issue of topical interest, for example new fisheries-related research. In the latest brief (November 13th), there is an guest article...

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  • Scotland’s Brahan project goes live

    20th November 2013 by

    Live information about the speed and direction of Scotland’s ocean currents has been made available for the first time. Using high frequency radar technologies Marine Scotland’s Brahan project is providing ocean current information from a wide section of Scotland’s large marine area – up to 200km offshore. The results which are not currently available from...

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  • Action on fishing gear conflict

    18th November 2013 by

    A Scottish Government taskforce is being established to tackle deliberate acts of gear vandalism at sea and help resolve conflicts within the fishing industry. Often the same sea area is shared between local and nomadic fishing operators as well as between trawlers and creelers in different parts of the country. The Scottish Government is keen...

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  • Launch of the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP)

    15th November 2013 by

    Marine Scotland are delighted to be part of  Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) – as  a joint industry project involving the Carbon Trust, the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Marine Scotland, The Crown Estate and offshore wind developers.  The aim is to ensure that research work is commissioned to tackle the evidence needs associated with...

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  • SEWeb goes interactive

    5th November 2013 by

    Scotland’s Environment website provides a one-stop-shop to help users find and access the extensive range of information and data that is currently spread across multiple organisations and many different web sites. This new web page encourages the user to Get Interactive with different environmental data sets through a range of viewing, analysis and visualisation tools,...

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  • Monthly Roundup – October 2013

    4th November 2013 by

    The Marine Scotland monthly roundup for October is now available online: To sign up to get these updates straight to your mailbox, visit the Scottish Government subscription webpage:

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  • Cod stock recovering

    18th October 2013 by

    Speaking immediately after the EU Fisheries Council in Luxembourg Scotland’s Fisheries Minister Richard Lochhead said: “The good news out of today’s Council is that there is general consensus among Ministers, and indeed acknowledged by the Commissioner herself, that cod stocks are recovering. “We now await further scientific advice which is due out very soon, which...

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  • Cod TAC and days at sea are priorities

    18th October 2013 by

    Increased cod TAC would help prevent discards, while days at sea reduction would cripple fishing industry. A further reduction in the number of days fishermen can go to sea would be devastating for Scotland’s already fragile fishing industry.‬ ‪In the run-up to the crunch Fisheries Council in Brussels in December, Scotland’s Fisheries Minister Richard Lochhead...

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