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2012/13 Projects & Reports

Sifting of Proposals

Eight proposals were received for the 2012/13 call. The FISA Steering Group members scored each proposal against the scoring criteria and recommended which projects should be selected for funding to FMAC. The meeting was held on 3 September 2012.

Four proposals were selected for funding. Two of the proposals were deemed inappropriate for FISA funding, however it was indicated that other Marine Scotland resources could potentially support this work. The remaining two proposals were rejected for funding by FISA and the applicants were offered suggestions on how their projects could be progressed.

Monitoring Progress

Marine Scotland Science has appointed a member of staff as the nominated officer for each project to monitor progress and provide expert advice if required. Interim and final reports will be produced for each project and will be available in the 2012/13 Reports section.

Approved and Funded Projects

  • 01/12 - Static gear fishermen's recording scheme for commercially important marine species abundance
  • 02/12 - Information gathering and collation for grey gurnard at Rockall
  • 03/12 - Spatial dynamics of scallops in relation to the Orkney dive fishery
  • 04/12 - A multidisciplinary approach to the collection and use of VMS data from an inshore scallop fishery