Fisheries Management Plan
Orkney Sustainable Fisheries published their draft Management Plan here for Orkney's inshore fisheries. The plan outlines OSF's future aims and direction to help ensure that Orkney's inshore fisheries are well managed, sustainable, and profitable.
Membership of Orkney Sustainable Fisheries is open to any active fishermen working in Orkney waters.
Board members are elected on an open application basis with members co-opted to ensure widespread industry representation from each of the local sectors: static gear, scallop dredging, scallop diving, demersal fisheries, hand-lined mackerel, shellfish processing, live shellfish exports and local representative organisations. The Chairman is appointed by the Board with this being endorsed by Marine Scotland. The mechanism for appointing the Chair and their term in office will be determined in line with Marine Scotland’s national framework for Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups.
Board meetings are held quarterly with these being advertised on www.orkneysustainablefisheries.co.uk as well as the Marine Scotland website.
Scotland’s fishing sector adversely impacted by exit agreement.
A survey has been launched by Marine Scotland, to understand the impact of the barrier to trade in exporting Live Bivalve Molluscs (LBM’s) to the European Union...
Scotland will use its share of additional fishing opportunities to deliver quota to active fishers, expand opportunities for the inshore fleet and help reduce b...
Mandatory sea lice reporting for aquaculture production businesses will come into force on 29 March 2021.
Investments and jobs in seafood sectors, the marine environment and coastal communities will be supported through a new marine fund.
A new science publication has found no evidence of Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting salmon welfare in Scotland.
We are currently seeking applications for an Benthic ecologist within Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new...
We are currently seeking applications for an Marine Mammal Scientist within Marine Scotland Science based in Aberdeen. This is a permanent and pensionable appoi...
‘Don’t struggle in silence’ is the message from the chief executive of a charity that has seen an influx in calls and requests from fishers impacted by Coronavi...
The trilateral fisheries negotiations between UK, the EU and Norway have concluded with quotas agreed for a number of shared stocks.
Surveys using local information from fishers have been used to better understand marine life in and around Scotland’s network of Marine Protected Areas.
Scotland’s Marine Assessment 2020 (SMA2020) is a portal which reports on the vision for the seas