Engaging the fishing industry in marine environmental survey and monitoring
16th March 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Surveys using local information from fishers have been used to better understand marine life in and around Scotland’s network of Marine Protected Areas.
Supporting a new approach to fisheries management
18th February 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System (SIFIDS) project, funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and administered by the Scottish Government saw more than 130 vessel skippers in 43 ports around Scotland host research trips, have tracking and/or scanning devices installed, take part in surveys and contribute significantly to equipment and software development.
European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Letter
22nd October 2020 by MS Communications
Scotland should receive at least £62 million annually in replacement of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) according to Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing. Mr Ewing raised the issue at an EU Exit Operations meeting last week and has now written to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, seeking much…
Applications still open for COVID-19 freezing scheme
8th October 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Aquaculture businesses affected by the collapse of markets due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can still apply for funding to cover the costs of maintaining unsold stock.
Food and Drink Fortnight – Spotlight on Shetland Seafood Auctions
10th September 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
In the fourth part of the series we speak to Norma Williamson of Shetland Seafood Auctions. Over the pandemic two new fishmarkets opened in Shetland, including Lerwick Fish Market which received £1.73 million funding from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund which is administered by the Scottish Government.
Food and Drink Fortnight – Spotlight on Tobermory Oysters
8th September 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
In the third part of this series we hear from Shauna Munro who, during the pandemic along with her husband Graeme, has been working to re-establish the shellfish business which her late father David Flockhart set up in the 1970s.
New Scheme to Help Aquaculture Sector Preserve Stock
22nd June 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Aquaculture businesses affected by the collapse of international markets due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can apply to cover the costs of maintaining unsold stock through a new £1.25 million fund. The scheme, which is being funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, will support businesses by compensating for the costs of transport, processing…
Support for the Seafood Sector
15th June 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing has provided an update on the support the Scottish Government has provided for the seafood sector during Coronavirus (COVID-19). “The collapse of international markets and the shutdown of the UK’s food service industry due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a severe impact on our seafood industry and the communities that live…
Call for Clarity on Future Funding
11th June 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
The UK Government must provide urgent clarity on how it plans to replace the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and support coastal communities who have been hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has said. In a letter to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George…
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Marine and Fisheries Guidance
16th April 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
To make sure that you can access the funding, guidance and assistance you need in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) we have pulled together some of the available support from Marine Scotland and most pertinent announcements on Marine and Fisheries. We will be continuing to keep this updated and under review. Marine and Fisheries Coronavirus (COVID-19):…