Month: May 2020

Cumbria Coastal Strategy – Public Engagement Summary Report Produced

The Cumbria Coastal Strategy – Public Engagement summary report from January 2020 is now available to view. The report can be found on the Cumbria County Council website For further information on flooding and coastal erosion on the Cumbrian coast click here

Vacancy for Moray Firth Partnership Manager

The Moray Firth Partnership plays a unique role as a neutral, independent charity in promoting and facilitating sustainable solutions to marine and coastal challenges faced by the Moray Firth and its communities. This is an exciting time for the organisation. We have developed a new, ambitious vision to be the most sustainable marine region in… Read more »

Celebrate World Oceans Day on Monday 8 June

It is World Oceans Day on Monday 8 June and Solway Firth Partnership have created some fun online activities inspired by our seas. Why not go online and discover how to make a shark or test your observational skills with the Website Scavenger Hunt! In the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, we are all… Read more »

Further £1 million invested into England’s fishing industry

A £1 million grants scheme supporting innovative ways to sell fish and shellfish has awarded the first grants to projects across England. The Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme was set up in April to help projects that will increase the sale and consumption of locally caught seafood. It was a competitive scheme, judged by an independent… Read more »

What’s so special about seagrass?

What’s so special about seagrass? A webinar aimed at 7 – 11 year olds on Tuesday 26 May from 11.00am to 11.45am. Seagrass is a vital yet threatened UK marine habitat. This session will explore why seagrass is so important, meet some of the cool species that call seagrass home, look at how seagrass is… Read more »

Scottish Government Passes the draft Regulation for Deposit Return Scheme

The Scottish government has passed draft regulations for the deposit return scheme (DRS). MSPs voted by 36 to 16 in favour of the regulations, with 19 abstaining. The decision means the scheme, which will see consumers charged a 20p refundable deposit on drinks cans and bottles, will now come in from 1 July 2022. This… Read more »

Dumfries and Galloway Environment Fair – It’s virtually here!

Dumfries and Galloway Environment Fair takes place on Saturday 31 May, 11.00am to 4.00pm. We hope that you can join the Environment Fair online where there will be a showcase of the best of Dumfries and Galloway’s environment. You can find out the best places to visit, things to see and environmental activities to do… Read more »

Round-up of Marine Scotland Science publications


Marine Scotland Science, as a core Scottish Government Division, is working to support SG’s overall COVID-19 response. It also continues to sustain critical marine science delivery and has over the last month produced a range of notable publications. To read these publications visit the Marine Scotland blog

Support for Scottish seafood industry worth £22.5 million

A further £3.5 million to help large sea fishing vessels brings the total made available to the seafood industry by the Scottish Government from new and existing funds to £22.5 million. The latest scheme will provide capped payments of up to £21,370 per vessel to businesses with a vessel over 12 metres landing shellfish such… Read more »