Marine Scotland

  • 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: http://register.scotland.gov.uk/Subscribe/Step1

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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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  • New Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science published

    18th October 2013 by

    Two new reports have been published in the Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Series: Volume 4 Number 3: Epidemiology and Control of an Outbreak of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia in Wrasse Around Shetland Commencing 2012 is a report on an outbreak of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia in multiple stocked species of wrasse on six sea-water sites around...

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  • New PhD students to tackle global biological issues

    9th October 2013 by

    Marine Scotland Science collaborates with Aberdeen University over a new PhD  Environmental change, sustainable natural resource management and food security are just some of the themes new PhD students at the University of Aberdeen will be hoping to address. The University’s Environment and Food Security Theme has set-up several studentship schemes including joint PhD awards...

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  • Shaping the future for the fishing industry

    7th October 2013 by

    The Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead outlined his vision for the future success of the fishing industry in his speech to the Scottish Fisherman’s Federation (SFF) on 2 October. Speaking at the SFF dinner annual dinner in Edinburgh, Mr Lochhead highlighted five key issues on the horizon which will shape the future direction of the industry....

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  • Aquaculture website launched

    2nd October 2013 by

    Information on Scotland’s world renowned aquaculture will be easier to access with the launch of a new website and database. The website provides a central location for an integrated, geographic and up-to-date view of aquaculture activity in Scotland. The website also provides information about: industry location types of aquaculture leases, licenses and reports on controlled activities...

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