Assessing the social impacts of inshore Marine Protected Areas and proposed Priority Marine Feature Management Areas
21st July 2023 by Marine Scotland Communications
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are one tool that the Scottish Government uses to seek to ensure that some of the most vulnerable species and habitats are restored and resilient to future changes by removing the pressures that affect them.
11th May 2022 by Marine Scotland Communications
A locally-led fisheries management pilot for the Outer Hebrides is reporting positive impacts on fishing businesses and the environment in its first year, a new report reveals.
28th June 2021 by Marine Directorate Communications
Our Future Fisheries Management (FFM) Strategy, launched in December 2020, set out our policy initiatives for the next ten years to protect the environment and support a strong, sustainable and resilient fishing industry. The FFM Strategy presents a clear vision for delivering accountability and confidence in our sea fishing activities, and in ensuring that we have the right data and knowledge available on which to base management decisions.
18th June 2021 by Marine Directorate Communications
Colleagues onboard our marine research vessel (MRV) Scotia are nearing the end of their latest survey trip but have made good progress collecting information on the abundance and distribution of Nephrops norvegicus, commonly known as langoustine or Dublin bay prawns.
16th March 2021 by Marine Directorate Communications
The trilateral fisheries negotiations between UK, the EU and Norway have concluded with quotas agreed for a number of shared stocks.
18th February 2021 by Marine Directorate 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.
5th January 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
A new website to provide fishers with a source of up to date information has been launched by Scotland’s Regional Inshore Fisheries Group (RIFG) network.
5th November 2020 by Marine Directorate Communications
Working in partnership with the local fishing industry via Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups, the Scottish Government has developed a pilot scheme that will test approaches to improving valuable shellfish stocks and reducing gear conflict within an area to the East of the Outer Hebrides. Starting on 5 November, the Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Pilot will…