There is growing interest in seaweed cultivation around the coasts of Scotland. SIFT has been looking into the benefits and significant risks this brings.
Members of the public can find it difficult to understand the complexities of the marine aquaculture planning process. This often prevents local communities from engaging with, or influencing, how their local sea areas are managed.
Help The Kelp
Scotland’s kelp forests are facing an alarming new threat: mechanical dredging. We must protect Scotland’s kelp forests from industrial-scale harvesting.
Save the Scottish Wrasse
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.
Inshore Fishery Legislation
It is vital that Scotland’s existing inshore fishery legislation is replaced. In particular, new legislation must enable the introduction of modern fisheries management measures and improvements to governance structures.
The Firth of Clyde Fisheries
We are working to revive the Firth of Clyde’s once great fishery.