Promoting the sustainable management of Scotland’s inshore waters so that they provide the maximum long term socio-economic benefits to all Scotland’s coastal communities.
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There is growing interest in seaweed cultivation around the coasts of Scotland. SIFT has been looking into the benefits and significant risks this brings.
10 November, 2023
Plans to ban fishing in one tenth of Scottish waters “will not be progressed”, were confirmed by the SNP’s Net Zero Secretary, Mairi McAllan, this week. Ms Mcallan MSP said that the previously proposed highly protected marine areas (HPMAs) will not be taken forward after previously announcing the proposals were being paused for
22 June, 2023
Guidelines for environmentally responsible seaweed cultivation have just been published. These guidelines have been developed to help UK seaweed businesses understand the potential environmental impacts of both seaweed aquaculture and wild seaweed harvesting, and to help them incorporate this knowledge into their projects before commencing development.