1. Consultation paper

    29 Dec 2021

    Marine litter strategy: consultation

    This consultation proposes new priority actions to tackle marine litter in Scotland, building on the work already conducted through the original strategy. Responses to this consultation will inform the final updated Marine Litter Strategy and action plan before it is published.

  2. Strategy/plan

    16 Dec 2021

    Scotland's Climate Assembly - recommendations for action: SG response

    Scotland's Climate Assembly published their full report on 23 June 2021. It included 81 recommendations for the Scottish Government, who had six months to respond. This response sets out the existing and proposed actions that government will take in order to address their recommendations.

  3. Advice and guidance

    11 Nov 2021

    Single-Use Plastics Regulations: draft guidance

    Draft guidance for the implementation of the Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (the Regulations). A final version will be produced before the Regulations come into force on 1 June 2022.

  4. Consultation paper

    20 Oct 2021

    Clyde cod spawning closure 2022-2023: consultation

    Since 2001, a specific area in the Firth of Clyde has been closed to fishing each year between 14 February and 30 April, in order to protect spawning cod. This consultation is seeking views on continuing this closure for 2022 and 2023.

  5. Statistics

    29 Sep 2021

    Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2020

    National Statistics publication that provides data on the tonnage and value of all landings of sea fish and shellfish by Scottish vessels, all landings into Scotland, the rest of the UK and abroad, and the size and structure of the Scottish fishing fleet and employment on Scottish vessels.

  6. Advice and guidance

    23 Dec 2020

    EU Exit: habitats regulations in Scotland

    This guidance document explains the changes made to the Habitats Regulations to ensure that the law remains operable and effective from 1 January 2021.

  7. Factsheet

    31 Jan 2020

    Marine environment: Brexit update

    During the Implementation Period (due to last until 31 December 2020), EU legislation relevant to the marine environment will continue to apply.