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2014/15 Projects & Reports

Sifting of Proposals

Eight proposals were received for the 2014/15 call. The FISA Steering Group members all had an opportunity to score the proposals based on the scoring criteria prior to attending the proposal review meeting. The meeting was then held on 29 October 2014. There was an open and constructive discussion, with broad unanimity that generally matched the scores.

One of the proposals was deemed inappropriate for FISA funding, however it was indicated that other Marine Scotland resources could support this work. Three proposals were selected for funding and it was agreed that two proposals should be combined, and a joint proposal re-submitted, allowing the work to cover a larger geographical area (09/14). 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

Interim and final reports will be produced for each project and will be available online in the 2014/15 Reports section.

Approved and Funded Projects

  • 05/14 - Verification of important areas for juvenile shellfish in Orkney waters
  • 06/14 - Fish tagging study on data limited stocks in northern waters
  • 07/14 - Trial to assess the effect of lifting bags on the selectivity of Nephrops trawls
  • 09/14 - An investigation into the commercial viability of fish traps and jig fishing in the Scottish demersal fishery

Read more about the specifications of each of the projects.