8th September 2023 by Marine Scotland Communications
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands announced over £500,000 in funding to support the protection and recovery of wild salmon.
18th September 2020 by MS Communications
Latest research and monitoring from Marine Scotland Science indicates that not only are many rivers now far too warm to support healthy growth of fish, but in some cases summer temperatures can reach levels that cause direct thermal stress.
7th September 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
In the second part of our Food and Drink Fortnight series we hear from the new co-chairs of the Women in Scottish Aquaculture (WiSA) Rowena Hoare and Teresa Garzon who explain how they have led the group through these challenging times.
18th March 2020 by Marine Directorate Communications
A two-year project has helped to track the movement of salmon and sea trout smolts in the Loch Torridon system, Wester Ross. During 2018 and 2019 Marine Scotland Science fitted migrating salmon and sea trout with acoustic transmitters to track them through a grid of 80 acoustic receivers across Upper Loch Torridon, Loch Shieldaig and…
31st July 2019 by Marine Directorate Communications
MRV Alba na Mara Survey: 1219A Duration: 25 July – 05 August 2019 Objectives: Retrieve and deploy a series of acoustic release systems (22 subsurface moorings) with attached acoustic recording devices (22 C-POD, 7 sound recorder) as part of the ECOMMAS (East Coast Marine Mammal Acoustic Study), JOMOPANS (Joint Monitoring Programme for Ambient Noise North…
23rd May 2019 by Marine Directorate Communications
Scientists from Marine Scotland Science (MSS) are currently undertaking a smolt survey aboard the Fraserburgh pelagic trawler Sunbeam (FR487). The survey runs from 10 – 19 May 2019. The main objective is to survey salmon and sea trout smolt migration routes at various points both inshore and offshore (approx. 45 nmiles) along the Scottish east…
16th May 2019 by Marine Directorate Communications
MFV Sunbeam FR487 Survey: 1419H Programme Duration: 10-19 May 2019 Scientific Gear: Smolt trawl, Thyboron type 15vf pelagic trawl doors (6m2), Dyneema sweep rig and Fenders (300mm diameter with 215kg buoyancy) attached four per side of the trawl. Video frame/box incorporating pit tag detector. Self-contained underwater camera systems. New Åkrehamn Trålbøteri fish-lift aquarium system incorporating…
18th January 2019 by Marine Directorate Communications
Today sees the publication of our Annual Science Review for 2017/18. The Review, which highlights the impacts and achievements of Marine Scotland Science (MSS), details the overall contribution and support that our scientists make to the work of Marine Scotland. During this period we have published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and supported more than 75…
21st November 2018 by Marine Directorate Communications
Fresh from the recent Science in Government Conference we bring you a collection of posters created by our colleagues to tell us more about who they are and what they do. We hope you find them as interesting as we do. First up we have Pablo Chevallard who works in the Renewable Energies Group. Read…
17th September 2018 by Marine Directorate Communications
Survey: 1418A MRV Alba na Mara Programme This survey will be executed in two parts during the window of 12th September to the 25th September 2018. Part One Objectives: Live fish capture for tank based trials in our Fish Behaviour Unit (FBU); and Trialing new Vonin ‘Flyer’ headline kites. Part Two Objectives: Recover (VR2Tx) salmon…