New CMPP events announced for April and May 2019

A range of CMPP events has been organised throughout the region across April and May, to promote the pre-consultation of the draft Clyde Regional Marine Plan. To view the full list of events and to see if one is taking place in your area, please visit this page. These events are a chance for individuals, […]

Future of fisheries management in Scotland: national discussion paper – consultation open

The paper covers a broad spectrum of topics, including: improving governance and strengthening local management; increasing confidence and accountability in our seafood product and maximising the role that technology can play in this; supporting and growing our inshore fishing fleet; and improving standards within the fishing fleet including safety and workers conditions. Read the discussion […]

Notice to Mariners – Vessels and General Safety Advice

Please note that subsea cable installation works between Kerrylamont Bay on Bute and Bell Bay on Cumbrae will begin from 04/02/19 for approximately one month, weather permitting. The original notice for these works issued on 14 January 2019 can be viewed here: CB0144 Bute Cumbrae NtM 14.01.19 Cable installation CMP.

Notice to Mariners – Extension to Carradale/Arran surveys

Please note the extension to the electricity hydrographic surveys being carried out between Carradale and Arran – read the full notice here – Carradale Arran NtM Surveys Update 30112018. The original notice for these works issued on the 1 November 2018 can be viewed here.

SEPA Aquaculture sector plan consultation launched – Includes public events

SEPA have recently released a new draft sector plan for the Aquaculture sector. The draft plan outlines enhanced standards for organic waste and a strengthened approach for licensing medicines. The plan also details strengthened monitoring and assessment processes and a more comprehensive approach to ensuring fish farm operators comply with all these requirements. A consultation […]

Engaging the Fishing Industry in Marine Environmental Survey & Monitoring – Project Newsletter

Click on the PDF below to see the latest newsletter from the EMFF Project “Engaging the Fishing Industry in Marine Environmental Survey & Monitoring”. This is the first newsletter about the project, which has been running since 2017, and explains the work done by fishers and scientists this year to contribute to MPA monitoring. Click […]

Call for notes of interest – Marine plastic capture, collection and recovery funding

Zero Waste Scotland and Marine Scotland recently announced that £1m of funding is now available for innovative projects in marine plastics capture, collection and recovery. Expressions of interest from small and medium sized enterprises are welcome for potential projects until Friday 16th November. More information is available at: