Fersness Bay Shellfish Ban Lifted

An article in today’s Orcadian newspaper states that the temporary ban on the commercial harvesting of shellfish from Fersness Bay in Eday has been lifted. The Food Standards Agency (Scotland) put the ban in place in July after a regular monitoring programme detected the presence of naturally occurring toxin producing plankton in the area. These […]



Aquacuture Planning Streamline Bid

Combined efforts of the local authorities address aquaculture application and decision-making processes. Shetland¬† Islands Council’s Planning Service has been working with Argyll and Bute, Western Isles, Orkney and Highland to streamline planning processes for aquaculture so that they match up with the existing land planning system. This includes the introduction of online applications and a […]



Scottish Sea Farms Creates Community Trust

The Heart of the Community Trust has been created by Scottish Sea Farms. Backed by ¬£250,000 investment in 2011 and available for community projects in Shetland, Orkney, Highland, Argyll and Dumfries. Elderly residents of Smiddybrae House in Orkney are the first to benefit from the brand new charitable trust launched in March by Scottish Sea […]



Expanding catch quota trial

World Fishing and Aquaculture reported this week that Scotland is expanding its catch quota trial in a bid to reduce discards.