Contact Marine Scotland

General Enquiries

Marine Scotland
Mailpoint 11
1B South
Victoria Quay

Marine Laboratory
375 Victoria Road
AB11 9DB


Freshwater Laboratory
PH16 5LB


Freshwater Laboratory
Inchbraoch House
South Quay
DD10 9SL


0300 244 4000

Tel: 01224 876544
Fax: 01224 295511

Tel: 01796 472060
Fax: 01796 473523

Tel: 01224 876544
Fax: 01224 295511


Reporting Suspicious Activity

To report any kind of fisheries-related activity you think might be suspicious:

Call 0131 271 9700 (24 hours a day) or email:

Emergency Contacts

In the event of a marine emergency, the Marine Scotland Duty Officer can be contacted by email at or Alternatively, contact the main Scottish Government switchboard on 0300 244 4000 and ask for the Marine Scotland Duty Officer.

For this purpose, a marine emergency includes oil and or chemical pollution incidents from shipping and offshore installations (and the application of chemical dispersants and deployment of containment equipment), marine mammal strandings and fish escapes from marine aquaculture facilities. The Marine Scotland Duty Officer is not a replacement for contacting the usual Emergency Services (Fire, Police, Ambulance and Coastguard) where these are required.

Reporting Stranded Marine Animals

In the case of finding a dead or stranded marine animal, call 01463 243030 or email: Rescue for live stranded marine animals is available 24 hours a day by calling:

  • Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline (03000 999 999)
  • British Divers Marine Life Rescue (01825 765546)

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