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  1. Fishing practices adapted in commercial fisheries: review

    Comprehensive literature review on the specific interventions taken in Scotland, the UK and EU to reduce the climate related impacts of the marine wild capture fisheries sector complemented with a series of stakeholder interviews on direct experiences and challenges.

  2. Herring in the Firth of Clyde - setting the total allowable catch for 2022: consultation

    Marine Scotland is carrying out this consultation on behalf of the UK Fisheries Administrations, to seek views on the level of the 2022 TAC, to permit the allocation of Clyde herring quota to UK fishermen.

  3. Fish and fisheries research to inform ScotMER evidence gaps and future strategic research in the UK: review

    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.

  4. Assessing fisheries displacement by other licensed marine activities: good practice guidance

    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.

  5. Assessing fisheries displacement by other licensed marine activities: good practice guidance - 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.

  6. Women in Scottish fisheries: literature review

    Findings from a review of research literature, case studies and examples of good practice from Scotland and beyond, alongside existing government strategies, to provide insights into challenges and opportunities presented for women in Scottish fishing.

  7. 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.

  8. Scotland's Marine Economic Statistics 2019

    Statistics on the economic contributions of Scotland’s marine sectors in 2019. Includes a time series of Gross Value Added (GVA), turnover and employment for marine sectors. The supporting documents include: accessible tables, a summary topic sheet and a pdf version of the publication.

  9. World leading fisheries proposals

    Striving to make fishing sustainable for future generations

  10. Fisheries - future catching policy: consultation

    Scotland’s future catching policy (FCP) is a key component of our fisheries management strategy. It will develop new rules, in cooperation with stakeholders, to regulate activity at sea in order to support the increased accountability and sustainability of Scottish fisheries.

  11. Marine resources - remote electronic monitoring (REM): business and regulatory impact assessment

    A partial business and regulatory Impact assessment (BRIA) on remote electronic monitoring (REM).

  12. Marine resources - ensuring long term sustainability: remote electronic monitoring (REM) consultation

    Remote electronic monitoring (REM) is a component of our Future Fisheries Management Strategy (FFM). This policy explores the installation of cameras, GPS and sensors on board vessels to monitor fishing activity.

  13. Good Food Nation - programme of measures: interim update 2022

    A report on the progress made on Scotland's Good Food Nation ambitions.

  14. Clyde cod spawning closures

    Areas of the Firth of Clyde closed for all fishing between 14 February and 30 April in 2022 and 2023, to protect cod during their spawning season.

  15. Electrofishing for razor clams trial: update report - 1 February 2020 to 31 January 2021

    An update report on the Electrofishing for Razor Clams Trial from 1 February 2020 to 31 January 2021.

  16. Scottish Nephrops Working Group Report: Scottish Government response

    Our response to the recommendations in the Scottish Nephrops Working Group report of September 2021.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Salmon fishery statistics: 2020

    Summary of the salmon fishery catch statistics for the 2020 season.

  20. Sea trout fishery statistics: 2020

    Summary of the sea trout fishery statistics for the 2020 season.

  21. 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.

  22. UK fish quota management rules 2020

    Administrative rules for the management of fish quota allocated to the UK.

  23. Scottish fish quota management rules 2020

    Rules relating to the management of fish quotas apportioned to Marine Scotland.

  24. 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.

  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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