Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog explains the current understanding of carbon captured and stored in Scotland’s coastal and marine environment, known as ‘blue carbon’. It also outlines known threats to blue carbon stores and explores opportunities for embedding blue carbon in Scotland’s climate change policy.
Reading Time: 7 minutes New post-Brexit requirements have been causing delays in export supply chains that allow fresh seafood to reach markets in the EU. This blog provides background to the ongoing challenges being faced by the Scottish (and UK) fishing industries in getting seafood to EU markets.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This guest blog from Professor James Harrison from Edinburgh Law School the UK’s new role as an independent coastal state.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This guest blog from Prof Michael Heath and Dr Robin Cook from the University of Strathclyde summarises a report on modelling the consequences for the North Sea of post-Brexit fisheries negotiations failing to reach agreement.
Reading Time: 7 minutes SPICe asked some key figures operating in the environmental sector during this period to set out their thoughts and reflect on achievements made, and outstanding challenges faced by the Scottish Parliament in the devolved area of environmental protection.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at the findings of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate and its implications for Scotland.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The fishing industry “is engaged in a battle in parliament”. It wants to prevent the UK Fisheries Bill from including a commitment that all fish
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog is the second in a series of posts setting out the process for determining quotas for fish stocks. The three stages are set
Reading Time: 4 minutes The arrival of Autumn sees the start of the annual cycle for negotiating and setting quotas for fish stocks. This process will determine how much
Reading Time: 4 minutes The long awaited UK Government Fisheries White Paper Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations was published last week. This blog highlights some of the issues in