North of Scotland

Quota bank to beat Russian sanctions on Scots fisheries

October 17, 2014

I am pleased that this week's Agrifish Council in Luxembourg agreed to a 25% increase some of this year's quota for certain stocks to be banked. This means that our mackerel and herring fishermen can leave some of this year's quota in the water with the security they will be able to catch it next year.


Aquarium warms up for Commonwealth Games

July 17, 2014

Macduff Marine Aquarium is getting into the spirit of the Commonwealth Games and the Support a Second Team initiative this summer and will be celebrating the games in a very fishy way. Aberdeenshire Council is behind Antigua and Barbuda and the aquarium is joining in by hosting their own Antiguan team – of coral reef fish.