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Aquaculture

  1. Review of fish and fisheries research to inform ScotMER evidence gaps and future strategic research in the UK

    This study undertook a literature review and consultation with key stakeholders to establish current knowledge for evidence gaps identified in the ScotMER Fish and Fisheries evidence map. This report includes research recommendations to help fill remaining strategic priority gaps.

  2. Good Practice Guidance for assessing fisheries displacement by other licensed marine activities

    This project developed ‘Good Practice Guidance for Assessing Fisheries Displacement’ through a detailed literature review and consultation with the ScotMER Fish and Fisheries Receptor Group (FFSRG), commercial fisheries industry, offshore energy and regulatory sectors.

  3. Good Practice Guidance for assessing fisheries displacement by other licensed marine activities: Literature Review

    This project developed ‘Good Practice Guidance for Assessing Fisheries Displacement’ through a detailed literature review and consultation with the ScotMER Fish and Fisheries Receptor Group (FFSRG), commercial fisheries industry, offshore energy and regulatory sectors.

  4. First meeting of the Scottish Aquaculture Council

    Collaboration to build a sustainable future for aquaculture.

  5. Biodiversity strategy: consultation

    Biodiversity is vital for us all and it is in crisis, globally and in Scotland, so we need to change the way we use natural resources. We are seeking views on how we should tackle the biodiversity crisis through a new biodiversity strategy which will drive this transformation.

  6. Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2021

    Statistics on the employment, production and value of shellfish from Scottish Shellfish Farms.

  7. Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2021

    This report is based on the returns of an annual survey questionnaire sent to all active authorised shellfish farming businesses in Scotland. Statistics on employment, production and value of shellfish from Scottish shellfish farms are presented.

  8. Next steps to improve regulation of aquaculture

    Changes to licensing and Ministerial task group set up.

  9. Aquaculture - use and efficacy of Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs): report

    A report into Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs) in the aquaculture sector to provide a better understanding of how they are being used, their efficacy and any potential for impact on sensitive non-target species. Records described the extent of ADD use in Scotland from 2014 to 2020.

  10. Support for fishing businesses and coastal communities

    Next round of funding announced.

  11. A Blue Economy Vision for Scotland

    Sets out our long-term ambition for Scotland’s blue economy to 2045. It demonstrates how much we value our marine environment and its significance. This is captured in six outcomes sitting across a range of environmental, social and economic ambitions.

  12. First stage of aquaculture review complete

    Process aims to deliver world-leading legislation

  13. New funding adds to range of salmon conservation measures

    Scottish Government Responds to Salmon Interactions Working Group Report

  14. Aquaculture: external review of the current regulatory processes involved in fish farming

    Details of the appointment and terms of references of the external review of the regulatory process involved in fish farming announced by the Scottish Government

  15. Aquaculture review underway

    Professor Russel Griggs appointed to lead project

  16. Aquaculture - fish farms: containment of and prevention of escape of fish - draft code of practice - consultation

    This consultation seeks views on an Aquaculture Code of Practice: Containment of and Prevention of Escape of Fish on Fish Farms in relation to Marine Mammal Interactions.

  17. Aquaculture - Acoustic Deterrent Device (ADD) use: parliamentary report

    Report to the Scottish Parliament on the use of acoustic deterrent devices by the Scottish aquaculture sector at finfish farms as required by section 15 of the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protection and Powers) (Scotland) Act 2020.

  18. Changes to permitted development rights for fish farms: screening determination

    A plan for Amendments to Permitted Development Rights for Fin Fish Developments to increase the maximum cage size to help mitigate effects of seal predation. - reference number 01605.

  19. Supporting the Langoustine sector

    £1 million assistance for new group.

  20. Wider economic impacts of aquaculture

    New report published.

  21. Aquaculture vital for coastal communities

    Report highlights importance of skilled workforce to future of sector.

  22. Support for aquaculture

    Shellfish growers and trout farmers share £3 million

  23. Supporting the seafood sector

    £10 million assistance for processing businesses during COVID-19 pressures.

  24. Scottish fish farm production survey 2017

    This report is based on the returns of an annual survey questionnaire sent to all active authorised fish farming businesses in Scotland.

  25. Scotland's marine economic statistics 2016

    The publication presents economic statistics for industrial categories defined as part of the marine sector.

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