Category: Current News

Next steps on Future Fisheries Management in Scotland

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing provides an update on Future Fisheries Management, following the publication of the outcome of the discussion paper. Fishing matters hugely to Scotland – economically, culturally and socially. Fishing, fish and seafood farming generate huge economic value, especially in coastal communities. In 2019, the value of fish and seafood landed in… Read more »

Scottish Sea Fisheries National Discussion Paper Outcome Report and Policy Intent Paper Published

Scallop fishing boat

The Scottish Sea Fisheries National Discussion Paper Outcome Report and Policy Intent Paper have now been published by Marine Scotland. Last year, extensive engagement was held with a wide range of stakeholders to discuss key principles and matters which would inform the development of a Future Fisheries Management Strategy. Marine Scotland received 120 written responses… Read more »

Join the ‘Salt on the Solway’ Webinar

Join the Salt on the Solway webinar on Thursday 29 October, from 6.30pm to 7.45pm. For more information and to book click here or click on the poster below.

Wild Goose Festival

Wild Goose Festival, held in Dumfries and surrounding areas, uses the migratory route of the Barnacle Geese between Svalbard and the Solway Estuary to join people, nature and ideas. It builds on connections with The International Storytelling Festival, established last year for Scotland and the Arctic. Produced by The Stove Network, Wild Goose Festival unites… Read more »

Marine Scotland Conducting Survey to Assess the Impact of COVID-19

Marine Scotland (MS) is currently conducting a business survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the different sectors of the economy. The survey is open until 12 October, and MS are looking for as many fishing businesses to complete the survey as possible. To access the survey click here

Fishing Industry England Statistics for 2019 Now Out!

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published its annual UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2019. The publication is a summary of: The UK fishing fleet Trade Its activity at sea: Landings – how much fish they catch and land, Effort – how long they spend at sea For full details click here

NatureScot is recruiting Manager to Deliver New Grant Fund

Nature Scot is recruiting a manager post to deliver the Scottish Marine Environmental Enhancement Fund (SMEEF). Given the climate emergency, biodiversity crisis and aspirations for a Green Recovery from the Covid19 pandemic, the public profile of environmental issues has never been higher. The SMEEF is an exciting new initiative being developed to support delivery of… Read more »

Join the SWEPT Project Shared Learning Event

Join the SWEPT Project Shared Learning Event on zoom on Monday 28 September at 10.00am. Surveying the Waterway Environment for Pollution Threats (SWEPT) was a citizen scientist project grant funded by NRW that recruited, organised, and trained volunteers to collect environmental data within the Milford Haven Waterway in Pembrokeshire. Monthly surveys between November 2018 and… Read more »

Orkney Island’s Delegated Regional Marine Planning Powers

Orkney is officially delegated the powers to create a regional marine plan in a Scottish Ministerial Direction released today! The Delegation of Functions (Regional Marine Plan for the Scottish Marine Region for the Orkney Islands) Direction 2020 officially delegated these powers to the Orkney Islands Council. This means the Orkney Islands is the third Scottish… Read more »

Scottish Seafood Sector Kept up to date by Marine Scotland

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end on the 31st of December 2020. From that point forward, businesses trading with EU Member States, EFTA countries and several other countries will do so on a ‘3rd country’ basis, which will have documentation and certification implications that we… Read more »