Category: Current News

Scotland’s Seabed Opening for New Wind Farms

Crown Estate Scotland (CES) has just launched the first cycle of ScotWind Leasing. This is the first round of seabed leasing for offshore windfarms in Scottish waters for a decade and includes a site off Lucy Bay in the Solway. CES is committed to helping Scotland achieve its net-zero emissions target by 2045 through their… Read more »

Vacancy for Policy Manager, Crown Estate Scotland

Crown Estate Scotland is recruiting for a permanent Policy Manager.  This role is based in their Edinburgh office. About Crown Estate Scotland Crown Estate Scotland manages assets – seabed, coastline, rural estates and – that stretch the length and breadth of Scotland. Their core purpose is investing in property, natural resources and people to generate… Read more »

EU Exit – Registration and Inspection of Fishing Vessels

Action Required for Scottish Fishers – Contact your Local Authority as soon as possible If your catch is exported, either directly or indirectly, to any EU Member State at the end of the “Transition Period” set for 31st December 2020, you must contact your Local Authority (LA) Environmental Health Department, to register as a food… Read more »

Up to £2 million Additional Help for Scottish Fishing Fleet

Scottish Inshore fishers who usually target shellfish will now be able to diversify into new markets and access fishing opportunities worth up to £2 million. The package aimed at helping the industry during the coronavirus (COVID-19), means that Scottish vessels will be able to access additional fish quotas around the North Sea and west coast… Read more »

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 »