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Scottish Priority Marine Features Report

| March 24, 2017
Scottish Priority Marine Features Report

SNH Commissioned Report No. 406 – Descriptions of Scottish Priority Marine Features (PMFs) is now available.  The seas around Scotland are rich and diverse – Scotland’s position at the edge of the continental shelf, the long coastline, large area of sea and the mixing of warm and coldwater currents combine to make its waters a […]

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| March 24, 2017

The Science team at the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (the NWIFCA) are working on a Recreational Sea Angling Strategy and need your help!  It is understood that sea angling brings many personal, social and economic benefits to the individuals, businesses and communities near the coast. Your knowledge, views and opinions will help […]

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Wild Seaweed Harvesting Consultation

| November 23, 2016
Wild Seaweed Harvesting Consultation

The Wild Seaweed Harvesting: Strategic Environmental Assessment – Environmental Report has been published on the Scottish Government web site. It can be found on the webpage; http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/11/6869 . There is a public consultation associated with this report. The Consultation on Wild Seaweed Harvesting started today, 22 November 2016 and will end on Friday, 15 February […]

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Consultation on landing controls for Scottish crab and lobster fisheries

| February 26, 2016
Consultation on landing controls for Scottish crab and lobster fisheries

Scotland’s brown crab, velvet crab and lobster fisheries around much of the Scottish coast are estimated to be fished at levels close to or above the FMSY  proxy (FMSY  is the fishing mortality consistent with the largest average yield that can continuously be taken from a stock under existing environmental conditions). The Scottish fishing industry […]

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Draft Wild Fisheries Strategy: a consultation

| February 9, 2016
Draft Wild Fisheries Strategy: a consultation

This consultation is designed to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback on the approach currently being taken as the Government continue to develop the legislative provisions for a Wild Fisheries (Scotland) Bill. The easiest way to access and respond to the consultation is through the Scottish Government’s online consultation tool – Citizen Space. You […]

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Help needed to ‘Revive the Clyde’

| January 15, 2016
Help needed to ‘Revive the Clyde’

Please note that any comments have to be sent in by Monday 18th January. The Scottish Government has received an application for a Regulating Order, which intends to “revive the clyde”. If successful, the order submitted by the Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) will restrict prawn trawling in many of the areas thought to be […]

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MPAs back out for consultation

| December 19, 2015
MPAs back out for consultation

Further consultations are to be held into three of the largest of the Scottish government’s planned marine protected areas (MPAs). The three designations involved cover the Small Isles, Wester Ross and Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura. They form part of a proposed network of 30 protected areas. The decision to consult again follows […]

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Commercial fishermen want new MPAs held off for 10 years

| September 10, 2015
Commercial fishermen want new MPAs held off for 10 years

Western Isles fishermen yesterday joined calls to the Scottish Government for a 10 year moratorium on any new Marine Protection Areas (MPA) being granted around the islands. Duncan Macinnes of Western Isles Fisheries Association (WIFA) told Rural Affairs minister Richard Lochhead that any more MPAs risked driving younger fishermen and their families away from the […]

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