Marine Scotland

  • Integrated coastal-zone risk management – ICES Cooperative Research Report

    16th January 2014 by

    The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea science plan has emphasised the importance of coastal zone management and marine planning.  In recognition of this, a Theme Session was held at the Annual Science Conference in Nantes in 2010. Papers from that Session have been combined into Cooperative Research Report number 320, edited by...

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  • News from MSI: Seal Usage Maps Update

    16th January 2014 by

    A technical problem was found with the data in the seal usage maps in August 2013 and since then the maps have been unavailable through MSi. These maps have now been updated and the version that is available has had this error corrected. If you have previously downloaded the seal maps, please now update your...

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  • Marine Analytical Unit weekly update – 15 January 2014

    16th January 2014 by

    This week’s update from the Marine Analytical Unit has been published, featuring a guest article reporting on the ‘Implications of a Discard Ban in Multispecies Quota Fisheries’ Read the full update Related Links All previous Marine Analytical Unit updates

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  • Review of wild fisheries management announced

    15th January 2014 by

    Scotland’s management of salmon and freshwater fisheries must be ‘robust, sustainable and fit for purpose in the 21st century’, First Minister Alex Salmond has said. The Scottish Government has now asked outgoing Scottish Natural Heritage Chairman Andrew Thin to chair an independent review of wild fisheries management in Scotland. The aims of the review are...

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  • 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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