The seafood sector is to receive an initial package of more than £5 million in financial support to assist businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Scottish Government ‘Fergus Ewing says extra payments will help the sector through the coronavirus outbreak.  Funding will be offered to over 650 seafood fishing companies, many of whom have lost […]

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Optimisation modelling in the Nephrops fleet: policy brief Scottish Government  January 16th 2020    Economic research providing a valuable addition to the evidence base of Scotland’s Nephrops fishery to help inform discussions on the future of fisheries management. Introduction   The Nephrops[1] fishery was the second most valuable for Scottish vessels in 2018, after mackerel. The Scottish fleet landed […]

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Offshore wind energy: draft sectoral marine plan The Plan aims to identify the most sustainable plan options for the future development of commercial-scale offshore wind energy in Scotland. Scottish Government ‘The Plan aims to identify the most sustainable plan options for the future development of commercial-scale offshore wind energy in Scotland, including deep water wind […]

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