Marine Scotland

  • 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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  • Marine Analytical Unit weekly update – 18th December 2013

    18th December 2013 by

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

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  • Consultation on Fishing Vessel Licensing launched

    16th December 2013 by

    In 2009, the Scottish Licensing Review Working Group (SLRWG), a joint industry/Marine Scotland group, was established. The membership was set up to represent each catching sector rather than geographical locations.  The remit of the group was to carry out a full review of the licensing arrangements in Scotland, with a view to informing future policy...

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  • Marine Analytical Unit weekly update – 12th December 2013

    13th December 2013 by

    This week’s update from the Marine Analytical Unit has been published, featuring a guest article reporting on the ‘Review: Displacement of Commercial Sea Fisheries. Read the full update Related Links All previous Marine Analytical Unit updates

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  • Pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney waters marine spatial plan

    11th December 2013 by

    Update on work The consultation and associated events in relation to the Planning Issues and Options Consultation Paper (PIOP) and the draft Environmental Report (ER) produced a good response. The Working Group have been collating and analysing the outputs of all the consultation responses and events and this will result in two documents as outlined...

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  • Ocean Energy Europe 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland – 29-30 October 2013

    10th December 2013 by

    European Ocean Energy Association’s annual conference took place on 29th and 30th of October in Edinburgh sponsored by Scottish Development International. It was the Association’s first conference outside Brussels and the most successful annual conference to date indicating the increasing strength as force for development of the European ocean energy sector. EU-OEA’s 2013 conference marked...

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  • Marine Renewables in Canada

    10th December 2013 by

    In November, Ian Davies joined an SDI mission to the annual meeting of Marine Renewables Canada in Ottawa.  The trail had already been blazed by Phil Gilmour and Rob Watret who had visited Ottawa in the last couple of years.  Canada has considerable potential for marine renewables, with wave power in the west and the...

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