Posts Tagged ‘Policy’

 

Blue recovery: the role of Scotland’s seas

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

A blog by Esther Brooker, LINK Marine Policy and Engagement Officer, and Calum Duncan, Head of Conservation Scotland for the Marine Conservation Society. Our ocean remains in desperate need of…

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Scotland’s new draft environment laws

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

If you believe your local environment is being harmed due to the failure of a public body to meet environmental standards, you can raise an official complaint and request an…

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FFI: When is an MPA not an MPA?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

A recent paper on the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in northern Europe (“Elevated trawling inside protected areas undermines conservation outcomes in a global fishing hot spot”) reveals that…

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Sea Change: The debate on salmon farming

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Look into the eye of a salmon, get eye to eye, then ask yourself, do you want this king of fish, this iconic species, this muscular adventurer of the high seas, so symbolic…

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Chilean salmon farmers to clean seabed

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Chilean lawmakers are seeking to amend existing legislation to safeguard water conditions in the country’s salmon farming heartland. Failure to comply will result in suspensions. The country’s politicians have approved…

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UK MPs urge protection treaty for seas

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

A new global agreement to protect the seas should be a priority for the government to stop our seas becoming a “sewer”, according to a cross-party group of MPs. Plastic…

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FFI: Scotland’s kelp forests

Friday, December 28th, 2018

As we move towards the end of 2018, here’s a look back at one of the biggest community campaigns of the year – protecting Scotland’s kelp forests – and the…

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