Month: January 2020

Vacancy for Marine Planning Policy Officer

Marine Scotland are currently seeking applications for a Marine Planning Policy Officer based in Glasgow or Edinburgh.  Marine Scotland is the lead marine management organisation in Scotland. It sits within DG Economy and is a part of the core Scottish Government. Its purpose is to manage Scotland’s seas for prosperity and environmental sustainability, working closely… Read more »

Draft North West Marine Plan

This week, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) launched the public consultation on the draft North East, draft North West, draft South East and draft South West Marine Plans. The consultation will be open between 14 January 2020 and 6 April 2020; stakeholders will be able to respond to the consultation for the draft North East,… Read more »

FIDRA News Jan 2020

The Fidra Newsletter for January 2020 is now out.  A few of the highlights are: One harmful chemical, BPA, has been banned from use in till receipts. 2020 marks Scotland’s Year of Coast and Waters FIDRA are celebrating YCW2020 with the Great Global Nurdle Hunt 13-22 March. Meanwhile our work on packaging continues as we… Read more »

MMO Proposed Bass Measures for 2020

The new TAC (Total Allowable Catch) regulations are expected to be published later in January 2020. In the meantime current regulations still apply. This means that in January 2020: commercial bass fisheries limits remain as outlined in 2019 bass authorisation letters for recreational bass fisheries it is catch and release only The 2019 bass guidance can… Read more »

River Basin Management Planning Update January 2020 – Significant Water Management Issues for Scotland

Scotland is renowned worldwide for the quality of its rivers, lochs, wetlands and seas. They are some of the country’s greatest natural assets; attracting visitors, contributing to the health and well-being of its people, supporting a rich diversity of wildlife and providing for the sustainable growth of its economy. Protecting and restoring our water environment… Read more »

Plunge In! Coasts and Waters Community Fund

A new fund has been launched for the Scottish Year of Coasts and Waters 2020! Scottish Natural Heritage has launched the new Coasts and Waters Community Fund, offering grants from £2,000 – £10,000 to help celebrate #YCW2020. This fund seeks to create opportunities for communities to connect with Scotland’s waters, celebrate in their own way… Read more »

Vacancy for State of the East Coast Review (SEaCoR) Project Manager

A new post has been developed to carry out a review of the Scottish East Coast. Four Coastal Partnerships (Forth Estuary, Tay Estuary, East Grampian and Moray Firth) have come together to update and expand on previous studies. SEaCoR will have two stages; firstly discovery and data gathering from as wide a collection of stakeholders… Read more »