Marine Scotland

  • “Disarray” for others without Scotland in the EU

    5th March 2014 by

    Scotland pivotal to EU & non-EU countries fisheries framework. Key aspects of the EU’s delicately balanced and carefully negotiated international fisheries framework would be thrown into “disarray” without an independent Scotland as an EU member, Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead said today. Speaking ahead of crucial international fishing talks being held in Edinburgh this week, Mr...

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  • Wild fisheries review – Update

    27th February 2014 by

    21st century management. Scotland’s wild fisheries must have a robust management system in place to ensure they are equipped to meet all the challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. Achieving this is the main aim of the upcoming independent Wild Fisheries Review, the remit and scope of which was announced by the Environment and...

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  • New ICES Strategic Plan

    27th February 2014 by

    The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is launching an ambitious new strategic plan, setting itself as a leader in advancing the integrated scientific understanding of marine ecosystems and providing advice on the sustainable use and protection of these ecosystems. The plan presents the direction for the organization over the next five...

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  • Fishing hardship fund

    27th February 2014 by

    Funding grants for Scottish fishermen. A fishing hardship fund has awarded £1.9 million to white fish and prawn fishermen from across Scotland. The cash boost was announced last summer by the Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead. The Scottish Government took this initiative in response to very poor catches of prawns in the North Sea last year...

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  • £4.8 million boost to marine energy sector

    27th February 2014 by

    Wave and tidal projects to benefit. Scotland’s marine energy sector is to benefit from almost £5 million as the distribution of funding from two initiatives is to be announced by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing during the RenewableUK Wave and Tidal Conference and Exhibition in Belfast today (Wednesday). Speaking ahead of the event, Mr Ewing said...

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  • Plan to grow Scotland’s seafood sector

    27th February 2014 by

    New strategy for growth announced. Scotland’s seafood sector can position itself as a world leading provider thanks to its premium quality products, according to the Rural Affairs Secretary. Richard Lochhead today announced £700,000 in Scottish Government funding to back an industry action plan to achieve a more profitable and sustainable seafood sector The report from...

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  • Marine Analytical Unit weekly update – 26 February 2014

    27th February 2014 by

    This week’s update from the Marine Analytical Unit has been published, featuring a guest article reporting on the ‘Spatial management of discards – lessons from the Kattegat’. Read the full update Related Links All previous Marine Analytical Unit updates

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  • Marine Science Co-ordination Committee vacancies

    25th February 2014 by

    The Marine Science Co-ordination Committee is seeking up to three independent non-executive members to contribute to effective delivery of the UK Marine Science Strategy. The non-executive members are to be appointed to the MSCC on the basis of their personal expertise to provide independent input into the work of the Committee.  They will have a...

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  • Barra: Step forward for community management of SAC

    20th February 2014 by

    A local charity have been appointed to facilitate the development of a community led management structure of the Sound of Barra. Voluntary Action Barra and Vatersay (VABV) will be working with the local communities to provide options for a governance structure that will be presented to Ministers this summer, and then establish the management group...

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  • Marine Analytical Unit weekly update – 19 February 2014

    19th February 2014 by

    This week’s update from the Marine Analytical Unit has been published, featuring a guest article reporting on ‘The transformation of Scottish fisheries: Sustainable interdependence from ‘net to plate’. Read the full update Related Links All previous Marine Analytical Unit updates

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