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 […]



Funding for Scrabster Harbour

A recent article in Fishnewseu.com reports an injection of funds for the redevelopment of Scrabster Harbour. The Scottish Government has agreed to contribute £2.2 million to a funding package of about £20 million for the redevelopment project. The work will include upgrading facilities at the port for existing users, including the fisheries and freight industries, […]



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.



New seal laws mixed response

An article published by Shetland Marine news on 31st January states that the new laws to protect seals in Scotland have met a mixed respose.