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:

Notice to Mariners – Survey operations from 12th November

Please read the following notice for information regarding planned cable survey work taking place from the 12th November for approximately 6 days around Campeltown and Sandbank Craigend – Clyde Argyll Cable Inspections NtM_ Oct 2018_CMP (2)

Carpet sea-squirt – Have you seen it?

Carpet sea-squirt (Didemnum vexillum) is an invasive non-native marine animal thought to be originally from Japan. It is now known to be in the UK and can compete with native species for space. This can lead to smothering of shellfish and other immobile species. Marine Scotland and partners have produced an information sheet to increase […]

FSC Millport Marine Research Symposium, Sat 13th October

The second FSC Millport Research Symposium, taking place on Saturday 13th October, will showcase talks and posters across a range of topics, including marine and coastal research, conservation and wildlife, educational projects and more; across the Firth of Clyde and further afield. The symposium is open to all: from Higher Education students or staff, conservationists, researchers, rangers, […]