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.More about SIFT
Scotland’s kelp forests are facing an alarming new threat: mechanical dredging. We must protect Scotland’s kelp forests from industrial-scale harvesting.
The Scottish Government launched Wild Wrasse Harvesting: Consultation on Proposed new Mandatory Fishing Measures on 13th March, 2020. The deadline for responses to the consultation has been extended to Sunday 10th May 2020.
Evidence is growing of the central role that Scotland’s marine area plays in our national carbon accounts. It is estimated that 7.2 Million tonnes of carbon is buried annually in sediments in Scotland’s seas (1). And the top 10cm of Scotland’s seabed sediment (the most vulnerable layer) stores some 5,555Mt CO2-equivalent, more than double the
This morning Scottish Ministers set out options for the future of all Scotland’s fisheries in their Scottish Sea Fisheries National Discussion Paper, which will form the basis for an open consultation through to 7th June 2019.
Today Holyrood debated the future of the Scottish salmon farming industry, and the issues it faces, including the impact of the use of wrasse and other cleaner fish