Month: January 2019

Proposed Bass Measures for 2019

TAC (Total Allowable Catch) regulations are expected to be published in January 2019. Following the December Council of Fisheries Minister of the European Union it is expected: For recreational fisheries, including from shore, in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 6a, 7a to 7k: a bag limit of one fish per day from 1 April to 31… Read more »

Stranraer Skiffie Worlds 7 – 13 July 2019

SkiffieWorlds 2019, from 7 to 13 July, will be a colourful and exciting time for Stranraer and the surrounding area when we welcome clubs from all over the World to the Worlds Coastal Rowing Championships; it won’t just be rowing organisers are planning a whole family fun festival with children’s, family activities, artisan food fair,… Read more »

MMO Iteration 3 Marine Planning Workshops for the NW Marine Plan Areas

Places are quickly filling up at the MMO Iteration 3 Marine Planning workshops in the north west although there is still time to book your place. The workshops will provide the ideal opportunity for you to check progress and input to the development of the plans. The engagement on Iteration 3 outputs will focus on:… Read more »

Solway Firth Partnership is Advertising for a new SMILE Project Officer

SOLWAY FIRTH PARTNERSHIP – SOLWAY MARINE INFORMATION LEARNING EDUCATION PROJECT OFFICER POST £25,750 (Full time 35 hrs/week) FTA: Until 31/12/20 Base: Dumfries Solway Firth Partnership is seeking applications for the post of Project Officer for the SMILE (Solway Marine Information Learning Education) Project.  The Project Officer will be an enthusiastic, positive and self-motivated person who will… Read more »

Take Part in the Great Global Nurdle Hunt

The Great Global Nurdle Hunt, 8 – 17 February, wants to bring people together across the world to show industry, the general public and our governments the global extent and widespread issue of plastic pellet pollution. The data will be collated by Fidra and shared at the Scottish Government’s International Marine Conference  on 21st February. To learn more and… Read more »

New investment for businesses to tackle ocean plastics crisis

Plastic pollution is creating an environmental crisis in the oceans. According to the United Nations more than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the water every year, killing up to 1 million sea birds and 100,000 mammals, turtles and fish. Unless significant action is taken, the amount of plastic in the seas will triple by… Read more »

Paws on Plastic

A Primary School teacher from Stonehaven has successfully launched a simple but fantastic environmentally friendly idea for dog owners to get involved in, and now she is wanting to expand the campaign to the south west of Scotland and beyond. The instructions are simple: Members pick items up using a spare poo bag and take… Read more »

Cleaning the Port Logan Coast

Volunteers Brave the Weather for a Trial Clean up 12 hardy volunteers from the O N US beach cleaning group battled against the weather before Christmas to assist with a trial to recycle plastic debris on our shores. A plan to remove plastic debris from a remote bay by boat was prevented by strong winds… Read more »

Scotland’s International Marine Conference 2019 – FREE!

Scotland’s vision is for clean, healthy, safe, productive and diverse seas that are managed to meet the long term needs of nature and people. This is only achievable through strong national action and international cooperation. Scotland’s International Marine Conference 2019 will focus on current national and international actions to protect the marine environment. Through discussion… Read more »