SAMS Strategy:  Director Prof Nicholas Owens said there was never a more important time to support marine science research as Scotland develops its Blue Economy, a crucial part of the country’s recovery post-lockdown.  A commitment to saving the oceans, Earth’s largest ecosystem, is embedded in the UN Sustainability Goals and, as we approach the UN’s […]

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Empowering people to help save our oceans 2020 is Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters. Never has it been more essential to raise awareness of the critical importance of our marine landscapes. Our oceans are under terrible threat, from warming and acidification to pollution and intensive fishing. Everyone has a role to play in the future […]

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Crown Estate Scotland has today published its three-year plan setting out how it will manage sea, land and coastline for the benefit of Scotland’s communities and businesses. Since being established in 2017, the organisation has fostered new ways of working with local and community partners, supported the growth of offshore renewables and helped develop new […]

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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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