The measures include managing fish stocks, discarded catches, reducing unwanted catches (seabirds, marine mammals) and introducing mandatory Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM).
Nature of Scotland Awards 2022
The Awards celebrate “the inspirational people, projects, groups and organisations working hard to protect Scotland’s precious environment.”
Our Beautiful World: The Rose-Veiled Fairy Wrasse
Despite only just being described, the Rose-Veiled Fairy Wrasse is already being exploited through the aquarium hobbyist trade.
Orkney Nature Youth Forum: Introduction Event
Orkney Nature Youth Forum online introduction event on the 10 March at 6.30pm.
Streamline Add 2 EVs to Its Orkney Fleet
Streamline Shipping Group has introduced two Peugeot e-Experts to its fleet operating from its Kirkwall depot, where rapid chargers have been installed.
Fishing & Climate Change 4,000 Years Ago
Native American shell ring villages were coastal communities built around fishing.
Dire Warning About the Consequences of Inaction on Climate Change
“Failure to achieve climate resilient and sustainable development will result in a sub-optimal future for people and nature.” IPCC Working Group II Co-Chair Debra Roberts
‘Noise, Blazes and Mismatches: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern’
“Urban noise pollution, wildfires and phenological shifts – the three topics of this Frontiers report – are issues that highlight the urgent need to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.”-Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP
Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and Buy Local
Orkney Fair Trade Group is inviting everyone to take up their challenge by posting videos and photos on social media, showing their favourite products and where they buy them.
Scapa Flow and North Orkney Designated Marine Special Protection Areas
“There’s no reason why the Scapa Flow MSPA should prevent important sustainable development in the Flow” Councillor John Ross Scott