Sea fisheries

  1. Fishing quota - additional allocation from 2024: island communities impact assessment

    Impact assessment for the allocation of Additional Quota in relation to island communities.

  2. Fishing quota - additional allocation from 2024: consultation - business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment to assess the impacts associated with the allocation of additional quota.

  3. Fishing quota - additional allocation from 2024: consultation outcome

    Scottish Government analysis, response and outcome to the consultation on the allocation of additional quota (2024). This outcome will be applied to the issue of fishing quota allocations in 2024.

  4. Aithris Bhliadhnail air Plana Nàiseanta nan Eilean 2023

    Gaelic version of the National Islands Plan annual report 2023

  5. Sandeel fishing - closure proposals: strategic environmental assessment - post adoption statement

    Post adoption statement setting out for the findings of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and consultation responses informed The Sandeel (Prohibition Of Fishing) (Scotland) Order 2024 as adopted.

  6. Sandeel Fishing Consultation: Data Protection Impact Assessment

    The data protection impact assessment for the consultation on proposals to close fishing for sandeel in all Scottish waters, laying out how respondents data will be handled.

  7. National Islands Plan: annual report 2023

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2023 reporting year.

  8. Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM): equality impact assessment not required - draft

    This draft equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of the Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) Scottish Statutory Instrument (SSI) and how it impacts on people with one or more protected characteristic.

  9. Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM): business and regulatory impact assessment - draft

    The draft business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) of the Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) Scottish Statutory Instrument (SSI).

  10. Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM): island communities impact assessment - draft

    The draft partial islands communities impact assessment (ICIA) considers the Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) Scottish Statutory Instrument (SSI) in relation to their impacts on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  11. Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM): Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment not required declaration - draft

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment screening draft examining potential impacts of the Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) Scottish Statutory Instrument (SSI).

  12. Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM): child rights and wellbeing impact assessment - draft

    A draft child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) screening to consider the impacts of Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) Scottish Statutory Instrument (SSI).

  13. The Sandeel (Prohibition of Fishing) (Scotland) Order 2024: island communities impact assessment

    The Island Communities Impact Assessment for proposals to close fishing for sandeel in all Scottish waters.

  14. Sandeel fishing - proposed closure - consultation analysis: Scottish Government response

    Our response to the public consultation on the proposal to to close fishing for sandeel in all Scottish waters.

  15. Sandeel fishing - proposed closure: consultation analysis

    Analysis report on the responses to the consultation on proposals to close fishing for sandeel in all Scottish waters. The public consultation ran from 21 July 2023 to 13 October 2023.

  16. The Sandeel (Prohibition Of Fishing) (Scotland) Order 2024: business and regulatory impact assessment - final

    The final business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) of the proposal to to close fishing for sandeel in all Scottish waters.

  17. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland's Economy - Evidence Base & Policy Levers

    This report presents evidence and initial recommendations on how the Scottish Government could use the available policy levers to support the transformations in Scotland’s economy needed to help tackle the climate and nature emergencies.

  18. Am Plana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh: Sgrìobhainn Chochomhairleachaidh

    This consultation covers the content of the national Good Food Nation Plan. It seeks views on the Outcomes; ways of measuring progress; and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions. This is a Gaelic translation of the consultation.

  19. Geàrr-iomradh air a' Phlana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government. This is a Gaelic summary of the Plan.

  20. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of our consultation on the national Good Food Nation Plan, which sets out the Government's goals for food and how we will achieve them.

  21. National Good Food Nation Plan

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes for a Good Food Nation; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of a wide range of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government.

  22. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation

    We are consulting on the first national Good Food Nation Plan. We are seeking views on the national Good Food Nation Outcomes, ways of measuring progress and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions.

  23. Ro-innleachd airson Saidheans Mara is Ùrghnàthachadh

    ’S e seo an Ro-innleachd ùr airson Saidheans Mara is Ùr-ghnàthachadh aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha i a’ cur amasan an cèill airson saidheans mara agus ùr-ghnàthachadh ann an Alba agus a’ stèidheachadh sia builean gus barrachd bhuannachdan fhaighinn bho ar n-obair saidheans, fianais agus dàta.

  24. Marine science and innovation strategy

    Establishes the vision for marine science and innovation in Scotland and six outcomes to strengthen the impact of marine science, evidence and data.

  25. Scotland's Marine Economic Statistics 2021

    Statistics on the economic contributions of Scotland’s marine sectors in 2021. Includes a time series of Gross Value Added (GVA), turnover and employment for marine sectors. The supporting documents include: additional tables in an excel file and a pdf version of the publication

  26. European Union and the United Kingdom - fisheries consultations: written record 2024

    Written record of fisheries consultations between the United Kingdom and the European Union for 2024.

  27. Building a New Scotland: Our marine sector in an independent Scotland

    This paper sets out the Scottish Government's vision for the marine sector in an independent Scotland.

  28. Building a New Scotland: Our marine sector in an independent Scotland - easy read version

    Easy read version of the Scottish Government's vision for the marine sector in an independent Scotland.

  29. How much do people in Scotland value characteristics of marine and coastal areas

    This report summarises the results of a choice experiment survey that was designed to capture the preferences of Scottish people towards the management of marine and coastal areas in Scotland.

  30. Fishing quotas - Scottish additional quota allocation from 2024: consultation

    A consultation on how Scottish additional quota fishing opportunities is allocated from 2024.

  31. 2024 Scottish Additional Quota Consultation Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

    Partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the consultation on distribution of additional quota fishing opportunities.

  32. Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2022

    A National Statistics publication that provides detailed information on the tonnage and value of landings, fishing vessel characteristics and employment. Detailed supplementary excel tables and a pdf version of the publication are available in supporting documents.

  33. Outer Hebrides creel limitation pilot: research and evaluation

    Presents the findings of the survey made into the operational implications and socio-economic impacts of the Outer Hebrides Creel Limitation Pilot on fishers.

  34. SG Response to Consultation: Marine Resources – Ensuring Long Term Sustainability: Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM)

    Scottish Government response to public consultation on Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM)

  35. Improving inshore fisheries data: Consultation on requiring electronic tracking and monitoring technology on under 12 metre commercial fishing vessels

    We are seeking views on using electronic tracking and monitoring technologies on under 12 metre commercial fishing vessels in Scottish waters (and Scottish vessels wherever they operate).

  36. Future Catching Policy: Scottish Government response to consultation analysis report

    Scottish Government response to public consultation on Future Catching Policy (FCP)

  37. Sea fisheries - future catching policy: consultation analysis

    Analysis of public consultation on Future Catching Policy (FCP).

  38. Marine resources – remote electronic monitoring: consultation analysis

    Analysis of public consultation on remote electronic monitoring (REM) as part of ensuring the long term sustainability of marine resources.

  39. Sandeel fishing consultation: review of scientific evidence

    The review of scientific evidence that has been used to inform the development of proposals to close fishing for sandeel in all Scottish waters.

  40. Sandeel fishing: consultation

    We are consulting on proposals to close fishing for sandeel in all Scottish waters. This paper explains the background of the consultation, options considered, and outlining the questions for respondents.

  41. Sandeel fishing consultation: draft partial business and regulatory impact assessment

    The draft partial business and regulatory impact assessment for the consultation on proposals to close fishing for sandeel in all Scottish waters.

  42. Sandeel fishing consultation: strategic environmental assessment - draft environmental report

    The draft environmental report produced from the strategic environmental assessment on proposals to close fishing for sandeel in all Scottish waters.

  43. Sandeel fishing consultation: data protection impact assessment

    The data protection impact assessment for the consultation on proposals to close fishing for sandeel in all Scottish waters, laying out how respondents data will be handled.

  44. Electrofishing for razor clams trial: update - February 2021 to January 2022

    A progress update report on the electrofishing for razor clams scientific trial from 1 February 2021 to 31 January 2022.

  45. Herring in the Firth of Clyde 2023 - total allowable catch: consultation outcome report

    Summary and analysis of the responses received to the consultation on setting the 2023 Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for herring in the Firth of Clyde, and description of the outcome of the consultation.

  46. Clyde cod spawning closure Spring 2024/25: 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 the continuation of this closure for 2024 and 2025.

  47. Clyde cod spawning closure: business and regulatory impact assessment - partial

    This partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) sits alongside the consultation document on the Clyde cod spawning closure for 2024/25. The BRIA will be finalised after the consultation period, allowing information collected during the consultation to feed into the assessment.

  48. Developing essential fish habitat maps: report

    The project helped define areas of the sea essential to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding, or growth to maturity. Twenty-nine species and multiple life-stages were reviewed covering marine fish and shellfish of commercial and ecological importance, relevant to offshore wind development areas.

  49. Herring in the Firth of Clyde - total allowable catch 2023: consultation

    Consultation relating to the 2023 Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for herring in the Firth of Clyde. Marine Scotland is carrying out this consultation on behalf of the UK Fisheries Administrations, to seek views on setting the level of the 2023 TAC, to permit the allocation of Clyde herring quota.

  50. United Kingdom and Faroe Islands fisheries consultations: agreed record for 2023

    Agreed record of fisheries consultations between the United Kingdom and the Faroe Islands for 2023.

  51. Scotland's Blue Economy: current status review

    Describes our starting position in the transition to adopting a Blue Economy approach to marine sectors, communities, and the environment. It provides us with the foundation to consider how we can track our progress and determine if significant and lasting change is occurring.

  52. Highly Protected Marine Areas: policy framework

    Sets out our proposed definition and aims of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) and what this could mean for different activities taking place in Scottish waters. Also describes how we will account for socio-economic factors alongside ecological considerations and proposed new legal powers.

  53. Norway-UK negotiations conclude

    Increased monkfish quota important for Scotland’s fishers

  54. Supporting the seafood sector and supply chain

    Strategy for Seafood published.

  55. Fishing vessels - economic link: business and regulatory impact assessment

    A business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) of changes to Scottish economic link conditions contained in Scottish fishing vessels.

  56. World leading fisheries proposals

    Striving to make fishing sustainable for future generations

  57. Agreed Records on blue whiting, Atlanto-Scandian herring and mackerel

    Delegations from the United Kingdom, Norway, the European Union, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, the Russian Federation, and Greenland met between 19 October and 25 November to consult on the management of the blue whiting, Atlanto-Scandian herring, and mackerel stocks in the North-East Atlantic in 2021.

  58. Future of fisheries management in Scotland: national discussion paper

    Seeks to start an in-depth nationwide discussion with stakeholders to help inform and develop Scotland’s Future Fisheries Management Strategy.

  59. 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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