1507, 2020

Trial of fisheries bycatch reduction tool on the west of Scotland – new App now available

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The latest version of an app co-designed by Scottish skippers to assist them in avoiding high catches of unwanted “choke” species is now available online. A demo version of the app, along with details about the pilot project underway on the west coast of Scotland, is available at BATmap,

2906, 2020

The word ‘innovation’ has as many definitions as there are fish in a cod end

By |8:15 am|Categories: Blog|

For something that means exciting and new, the word ‘innovation’ can be a right old pain. So, we've asked Kara Brydson, FIS Executive Director, to explain how FIS defines the word 'innovation' and how they decide what makes a great project.  The word seems to have as many definitions as

1704, 2020

Scottish Fishing Conference postponed until 2021

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Scottish Fishing Conference 2020: From Innovation to Action Due to ongoing concerns with the Covid-19 pandemic we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Scottish Fisheries Conference until 2021. The safety and wellbeing of delegates and speakers is our priority. For the latest news, please check the Fisheries Innovation

204, 2020

Innovative ways to catch premium white fish

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As part of a FIS commissioned project (FIS025), researchers at Marine Scotland Science have been investigating the potential for a whitefish trap fishery on the West Coast of Scotland. With this project nearing its completion (April 2020), we caught up with Marine Scotland's Jim Mair, the lead Gear Technician spearheading