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Fish and Fisheries ScotMER Receptor Group

The Fish and Fisheries ScotMER Receptor Group is concerned with evidence gaps related to fish ecology and the fishing industry.


This group has worked together to identify and prioritise evidence gaps associated with the planning and consenting processes for offshore renewable developments, which are detailed in the ScotMER Fish and Fisheries Evidence Map available for download below. 

Membership of this group includes:

  • Marine Scotland Science
  • Marine Scotland Planning & Policy
  • Marine Scotland Sea and Fisheries Division 
  • Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team
  • The Crown Estate 
  • NatureScot
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
  • Marine Management Organisation (MMO)
  • Scottish Renewables representatives from industry
  • Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF)
  • National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO)
  • Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFG)
  • Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation (SCFF)
  • Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT)
  • Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Communities Inshore Fisheries Alliance
  • Regional Inshore Fisheries Representative for East Coast
  • Scottish White Fish Producers Association (SWFPA)

Fish and fisheries evidence map: January 2023

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