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Marine and Fisheries

Marine & Fisheries

Marine Scotland is responsible for the integrated management of Scotland's seas.

Its purpose is to manage Scotland's seas for prosperity and environmental sustainability, working closely with our key delivery partners and others.

New Phone Numbers

Please note

All phone numbers for Marine Scotland staff based in Aberdeen, Pitlochry and Montrose have changed to new numbers starting 0131 244 xxxx.

If you are trying to contact someone in those offices, please contact the Reception for the respective building using the phone numbers listed in the Contacts section.

In addition, most of our fishery offices now have new 0300 numbers. Details of your local office and their details are available in the Compliance section.

In this section

  • About

    Information about Marine Scotland

  • Aquaculture

    Scotland's fish and shellfish farming industry

  • Compliance

    The enforcement and regulation of Scotland's Seas

  • Grants

    Marine and fisheries-related grants in Scotland

  • Licensing

    Fishing vessel, seal, freshwater fishing and marine licensing

  • Sea Fisheries

    Scotland's inshore and sea fisheries industries

  • Publications & Consultations

    Details of current consultations & publications and archived materials

  • Education Zone

    Information and resources for everyone

  • A - Z

    An alphabetical list of the most common Marine & Fisheries topics

  • Contact

    Details of Marine Scotland offices and laboratories