Category Archives: Marine

World Oceans Day

The 8th June marked World Oceans Day, a day for global recognition of the importance of the oceans and marine conservation collaboration. As I am particularly interested in marine conservation, I was pleased to lodge a Parliamentary motion celebrating this. … Continue reading

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Take Part – Consultation on electro-fishing for razor clams

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on proposed amendments to the legislation prohibiting fishing with electricity. This law is being replaced, so the issue of electro-fishing for razor clams is under consideration. This is a welcome opportunity for fishermen and … Continue reading

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The EU plays a significant role in facilitating Scotland’s leadership on climate change and energy issues. At the Paris Summit the sense of excitement was palpable, and while it is acknowledged that America and China paved the way for the … Continue reading

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Protecting Scottish Seabirds

This week RSPB have joined us in the Parliament to highlight the needs of seabirds in Scotland. I am very positive about the work RSPB do, and I was very pleased to sponsor this exhibition. 9 of 11 species of … Continue reading

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National Marine Plan

Last week the Parliament was awash with all things green and blue, with exhibits celebrating Scottish Environment Week, and an important debate on the National Marine Plan. The Plan will provide guidance in sustainable development and the use of marine … Continue reading

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