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Marine Scotland

DMarine Scotlandirector: Linda Rosborough

Marine Scotland is a Directorate of the Scottish Government and is responsible for the integrated management of Scotland's seas.


Marine Scotland's purpose is to manage Scotland's seas for prosperity and environmental sustainability, working closely with our key delivery partners, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Key Responsibilities

  • Work towards achieving good environmental status, through our marine planning, licensing and other functions, to help ensure a healthy and sustainable environment.
  • Promote sustainable economic growth from marine renewables industry and other marine and maritime industries through integrated planning and, where appropriate, streamlined regulatory frameworks.
  • Promote sustainable, profitable and well managed fisheries and aquaculture industries in Scotland.
  • Ensure sustainably managed freshwater fish and fisheries resources.
  • Ensure a sound evidence base to inform the development and delivery of marine policy, planning and services.
  • Ensure effective compliance and enforcement arrangements.
  • Continue to integrate our functions and resources, and to develop our organisational skills, competencies and capacity to ensure effective and efficient marine management arrangements in Scotland.

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