The Scottish Government has opened a consultation, seeking views on its proposed principles and considerations in developing policy for the future of the water industry in Scotland in response to the climate emergency.
Scottish marine energy company Nova Innovation has installed a marine floating solar demonstrator to power Forth Ports’ headquarters in the Port of Leith. Nova’s marine solar demonstrator was constructed and installed over the summer, showcasing the company’s ability to harness abundant solar energy on water surfaces. The operational array has already demonstrated its resilience by […]
Scotland’s National Marine Plan (NMP) was published in 2015 and following statutory reviews on the current plan, last year Scottish Ministers committed to update and replace the NMP (NMP2). The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 requires that a sustainability appraisal is undertaken to assess the impact of the proposed policies within the National Marine […]
Proposals to introduce electronic tracking and monitoring technology for small fishing vessels will be consulted on as part of package of new fisheries measures, the Scottish Government has announced. The consultation proposes that vessel tracking devices will be required by Scottish commercial fishing vessels under 12 metres in length wherever they operate, and by all […]