22nd December 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Marine Research Vessel (MRV) Scotia’s annual survey monitoring and sampling in the North Sea and the Faroe-Shetland Channel (FSC), has ended just in time for Christmas.
23rd November 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
UPDATE: The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to Tuesday 7 December. If you have an interest in Scottish fisheries and haven’t yet responded please complete the survey at https://bit.ly/ClimateFishScot There is one week left to take part in our survey to help us understand how ready the Scottish fishing sector is to…
19th November 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
To coincide with World Fisheries Day we are putting three young fishermen in the spotlight who have each benefitted from a £50,000 grant from the £14 million Marine Fund Scotland to help buy fishing boats.
18th November 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
The annual meeting of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) took place 9-12 November, with parties agreeing a number of proposals which aim to ensure the conservation and optimum utilisation of fishery resources in the NEAFC Regulatory Area.
12th November 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon announces the Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge, which will provide funding for up to five projects in 2022, at an international Blue Carbon Conference in Edinburgh.
10th November 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Government has published its response to the Scottish Nephrops Working Group report, which it commissioned to help the nephrops (langoustine) sector identify and deal with the challenges brought on from coronavirus and Brexit.
4th November 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Coastal States consultations have now concluded with agreement on 2022 catch limits for shared pelagic stocks.
25th October 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Coastal Observatory (SCObs) is celebrating its 25th year of monitoring Scottish coastal seas.
Operated by the Marine Scotland directorate of the Scottish Government, SCObs samples temperature, salt content (salinity), chemistry (nutrients, ocean acidification), microscopic plants (algal pigments, phytoplankton) and animals (zooplankton) weekly around the Scottish coast.
17th September 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
The Scottish Government through the Scottish Blue Carbon Forum has supported the purchase of a drone for Project Seagrass. The equipment will be used to map Scotland’s seagrass habitats and support community mapping and habitat restoration projects.
16th September 2021 by MS Communications
River temperature is a critical control on Atlantic salmon populations which are adapted to live in relatively cool water.