Category: Featured News

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 »

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 »

An Enjoyable Virtual Day at the Beach!

Lots of people joined the virtual day at the beach at the beginning of May! To see the poems and word clouds produced on the first day visit the Youtube channel. To view the work from day two visit the Youtube channel.

New grant scheme to support seafood businesses in England to sell catches

The government has just opened a new English Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme for applications, which will fund projects that will help seafood businesses in England increase the supply of local seafood to domestic markets. The £1 million scheme, first announced by Defra and HM Treasury on 17 April, is part of a £10 million fund for… Read more »

Tidelines Spring / Summer 2020 Now Available to Download

SFP have not been able to produce a printed version of Tidelines this spring / summer due to the COVID-19 restrictions.  But we have put together a downloadable version with lots of interesting articles for you to read during lockdown. Just click on the front cover image below

Love My Beach Launches New Campaign – WOOP!

The Love my Beach Campaign has just launched a new initiative for everyone stuck at home during the Covid-19 lock down – Let’s Wipe Out Ocean Plastic! WOOP! Aimed at young people, and young women in particular, the campaign seeks to raise awareness of the fact that many of the products they most commonly use… Read more »

Support for Scottish seafood industry worth £22.5 million

The announcement on Friday of 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 Government has used UK funding as well as existing Scottish budget to help meet the unique needs and… Read more »

Guidance from the MMO for Fishers Selling Catch Direct

The Marine Management Organisation has just published some guidance for fishers wanting to sell their catch direct during the covid-19 pandemic. The easy to follow guide can be accessed by clicking on the image below

Final SEASS and SEAES Reports Now Available

Throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020 independent consultants EKOS have been undertaking two important projects known as SEASS and SEAES. These projects sought to form a Socio-economic Analysis of the Scottish Solway (SEASS) and a Socio-economic Analysis of the English Solway (SEAES). These projects are separate, each being funded individually through the European Maritime… Read more »