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
Holyrood today approved protections for wild kelp as part of the Crown Estate Scotland Bill, which passed at Stage Three this afternoon
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
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.