An updated marine litter strategy for Scotland

Feedback updated 8 Aug 2022

We asked

On 29 December 2021 the Scottish Government published a consultation seeking views on the range of actions that have been identified as priorities within the refreshed Marine Litter Strategy for Scotland.

These priority actions encompass reducing sources of marine litter, preventing litter reaching the marine environment, and supporting initiatives to remove marine litter.

You said

A total of 220 responses were received to the consultation. The majority (166) were submitted by individuals, and 54 were from organisations.

The vast majority of respondents (both individuals and organisations) agreed or strongly agreed that the planned actions would contribute to the successful implementation of the strategy.

We did

The Scottish Government’s independent analysis of responses to the Marine Litter Strategy for Scotland consultation has been published. This report includes an executive summary of key findings and a response from Marine Scotland Directorate.

All consultation responses will be taken into consideration while the strategy is being finalised.

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.

An updated marine litter strategy for Scotland - Scottish Government - Citizen Space (


Our Aim

The Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups (RIFGs) aim to improve the management of inshore fisheries in the 0-12 nautical mile zone of Scottish waters, and to give commercial inshore fishermen a strong voice in wider marine management developments.

Scottish Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups