“We are taking action to modernise inshore fisheries and are introducing appropriate vessel tracking”
Ghost Fishing UK and the Big Scapa Clean Up
For 4 years Ghost Fishing UK have been coming to Scapa Flow, Orkney, to remove lost or discarded fishing gear and other materials littering the sea bed
Climate Change & Our Seafood Industry
“The warming of the seas around our coasts and the increasing frequency of storms will affect Scotland’s fishing industry “
Nick at the Orkney International Science Festival
Nick Morrison is attending many of the events at the Orkney International Science Festival.
UK Government Ready to Trade Away Orkney’s Protected Named Status
“We cannot afford to put Orkney’s valuable food brands in the hands of the Tory Brexiteers”
Environmental Objections But Fish Farm Gets Approved
Despite “the potential negative effects of sea lice spreading from the salmon farm to wild sea trout populations in Scapa Flow”.
Noel Donaldson: Salmon Leap
“The pics were taken at the Falls of Shin in Sutherland a few years ago.”
Orkney’s Retail Future
” online spending in clothing and footwear stores continued to achieve new record proportions “
More accurate surveys to be conducted due to concern over declining numbers of wild salmon
An electrofishing survey will take place between July and September conducted by trained biologists and volunteers.
Uncertainty or Opportunity for Scotland’s Fishing Industry ?
” The Fisheries Bill, announced in the Queen’s speech last year, will deliver a significant change to the way fisheries are managed in the UK. “