Workers at Marine Scotland in seafaring roles will take part in two separate periods of 48-hour strike action involving Marine Protection Vessels (MPV) Hirta on 26 and 27 May, and Jura on 3 and 4 June.
‘Strike Action Inevitable’ at Marine Scotland
“The Scottish Government has to come back to us with a more realistic offer at talks next week or strike action is inevitable in the coming weeks. ” Sharon Graham Unite general secretary
The Signal Crayfish: The Cost of Invasion
Invasive crustaceans –those introduced beyond their natural range– have been recognised as a severe threat with proven impacts on ecosystems, such as species extinction.
Farmed Salmon: A Growth Industry Outpacing Planning
Farmed salmon is Scotland’s number 1 food export and according to the industry, directly employs 12,000 workers
Urgent Changes Needed to Address the Environmental Impact of Scotland’s Salmon Farming Industry
Research into its impact on the marine environment and its regulation has not kept apace with the rapid growth – that is about to change.
Highest Ever Figure for Farmed Salmon in Scotland
Production from Scotland’s Marine Salmon Farms increased by over 16% in 2017
‘Welfare Dilemna’ Over Licensed Shooting of Seals in Scotland
A film has been made by Lizzie Daly a leading wildlife biologist and BBC presenter – ‘Silent Slaughter: The Shooting of Scotland’s Seals’
New Guidelines to be Issued on the Use of Static Fishing Gear
There will also be a ban on using objects such as plastic milk cartons and netted footballs.
Views Sought on Inshore Fisheries Proposals
The aim of the initiative is to explore alternative approaches to managing inshore fisheries
Could Scotland’s Seas be Left Open to Illegal Fishing ?
Marine Scotland members of the Unite union have voted 100% in favour of industrial action in a dispute over fair pay.