1. Crab and lobster fisheries - stock assessments: results 2016 to 2019

    Results of Scottish regional brown crab (Cancer pagurus), velvet crab (Necora puber) and lobster (Homarus gammarus) stock assessments carried out by Marine Scotland Science (MSS) for the period 2016 to 2019.

  2. 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.

  3. Scotland's Marine Economic Statistics 2020

    Statistics on the economic contributions of Scotland’s marine sectors in 2020. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Norway-UK negotiations conclude

    Increased monkfish quota important for Scotland’s fishers

  6. Supporting the seafood sector and supply chain

    Strategy for Seafood published.

  7. World leading fisheries proposals

    Striving to make fishing sustainable for future generations

  8. Salmon fishery statistics: 2020

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

  9. Sea trout fishery statistics: 2020

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

  10. 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.

  11. UK fish quota management rules 2020

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

  12. Scottish fish quota management rules 2020

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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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