The leaked report is called a “Scottish Overall Assessment 2020” and examines the state of six vital habitats in 11 marine regions around Scotland. It is a draft dated October 2019 compiled by scientists from the government’s NatureScot, formerly Scottish Natural Heritage, and Marine Scotland. The report’s main conclusion is that the marine habitats in […]

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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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