Marine Scotland

  • We’ll be back! Our Return to the West Shetland Shelf

    30th August 2019 by

    MRV Scotia Survey: 1219S Programme Duration: 26 August – 11 September 2019 Introduction The survey plan outlines the monitoring survey requirements for West Shetland Shelf (WSS) Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). WSS has been identified for monitoring survey effort following discussion between Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and Marine Scotland Science (MSS), taking into…

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  • Using genetics to map salmon run times

    14th December 2017 by

    A key role for Marine Scotland Science is to provide the information to help to effectively balance short term economic gain and environmental conservation. In the case of Atlantic salmon this balance is managed through Conservation Regulations. The principle is that the economic benefits of harvesting by fisheries are allowed only where stocks are sufficiently healthy. At present,…

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