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Scottish Government Seeking Views on Refreshed Onshore Wind Policy Statement

Scottish Government is seeking views on a refreshed Onshore Wind Policy Statement. Scottish Ministers published an Onshore Wind Policy Statement in 2017 and are now refreshing this statement in light of the binding net-zero commitment. The proposals being consulted on look at: The Scottish Government’s commitment to deliver an additional 8 and 12gw of onshore wind to… Read more »

Minister Pow delivers the keynote speech at Coastal Futures 2022

Minister Pow delivers the keynote speech at Coastal Futures 2022. Some of the key points which came out of the speech included: This year, the Defra Group will continue working towards our vision of clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse seas, which are used sustainably. Fisheries Management Plans will continued to be developed, working… Read more »

Let the MMO know about your experience of using the North West Marine Plans

Let the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) know about your experience of using the North West Marine Plans. If you are a decision maker or have experience of using the North West Marine Plans in another capacity, or a strong interest in marine planning then the MMO want to hear from you. On 5 January 2022… Read more »

UK Seafood Fund: Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships scheme

UK Seafood Fund: Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships scheme opens to applicants in spring 2022. The Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships (FISP) scheme, part of the UK Seafood Fund. aims to improve and share knowledge of fisheries and aquaculture by funding data collection and research to support sustainable fisheries management. This will be done through collaboration between the… Read more »

Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems in 2022

Updated guidance to support fishers with under-12m vessels in England to get ready for the introduction of Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems, has been published by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The MMO is urging fishers in the under-12m fleet to read the information and familiarise themselves with what they will need to do and when… Read more »

Wild Salmon Tracking Project backed by Scottish Government

A Wild Salmon Tracking Project is being backed by Scottish Government. An ambitious project is harnessing the power of technology to finally reveal the secret lives of wild Atlantic salmon – backed by £400,000 from the Scottish Government. Atlantic salmon start their lives in streams and rivers, before migrating to the high seas to grow… Read more »

Cleaning up Scotland’s Waters Consultation

Cleaning up Scotland’s Waters Consultation is open. Views are being sought on the updated Marine Litter Strategy. Better recycling of fishing equipment and changing what we flush down the toilet could help cut the amount of litter in Scotland’s waters. These proposals are included in a consultation on an updated Marine Litter Strategy, which aims… Read more »

Fishery Exemptions in force in UK waters from January 2022

Fishery Exemptions in force in UK waters from January 2022 The majority of current exemptions will be in force from 1st January 2022 and until the end of 2024. A number of amendments to the current set of exemptions will be in force from January.  As outlined below, these amendments include the introduction of three… Read more »

Happy Christmas to You All!

Solway Firth Partnership would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year! And just a reminder, if you are out and about on the Solway over the festive season, do NOT touch or pick up any dead or sick birds that you come across.  There are many dead barnacle geese on the… Read more »

Opportunity for Scottish Fishers at Boston and Barcelona Seafood Exhibitions in 2022

There is an opportunity for Scottish Fishers to attend Boston and Barcelona Seafood Exhibitions in 2022. Seafood Scotland in conjunction with the Scottish Nephrops Programme Board are inviting industry representatives to attend exhibitions in Boston and Barcelona. This offers the opportunity to fishermen on smaller inshore vessels to attend and participate in seafood stalls in… Read more »