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Scotland touts benefits of green economy

Scotland touts benefits of green economy

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 1 (UPI) -- An independent Scotland will make its mark on the global stage by advancing one of the best low-carbon economies in the world, the environment secretary said.
Daniel J. Graeber

Four new species of sea creatures found off Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Four new species of sea snail, clam and marine worm have been found in deep waters off Scotland, the government says.

Scottish fishermen dispute call to keep North Sea cod off menus

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Scottish fishermen were angered this week when a British conservation group recommended North Sea cod stay off menus despite a recent comeback by the species.

Scotland calls for mackerel mediation

BRUSSELS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Scotland has called for a neutral international mediator to enter long-stalled negotiations between the European Union, Norway and Iceland over fishing quotas.
Exotic sea creatures seen in Scotland

Exotic sea creatures seen in Scotland

PORTREE, Scotland, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A colony of a brightly colored shellfish species discovered in coastal waters in the west of Scotland may be the largest in the world, officials said.

Ireland, Scotland decry EU fish quota cuts

BRUSSELS, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Ireland and Scotland have warned that cuts called for in European Union fishing quotas will mean hundreds of lost jobs and sharp increases in discarded fish.

Scottish fishing ports hammered by storm

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Fishing towns on the east coast of Scotland worked to clean up the damage Monday from a devastating weekend storm.

Mackerel talks frustrate Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The Scottish government expressed frustration after it left negotiations in London without a comprehensive agreement on mackerel fishing.

Iceland, Faroes may face EU fish sanctions

BRUSSELS, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Iceland and the Faroe Islands could face European Union sanctions over "unsustainable" mackerel catches after an EU Fisheries Council agreement this week.

Scotland scores win in mackerel war

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The Scottish government expressed cautious optimism after the European Parliament backed a measure for sanctions for unsustainable fishing practices.

EU mackerel sanctions urged for Iceland

LONDON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Scotland is urging the European Union to slap sanctions on Iceland and the Faroe Islands after negotiations over Northern Atlantic mackerel quotas broke down this week.

Scotland moves to defuse 'prawn war'

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 30 (UPI) -- Scotland has introduced unprecedented fishing restrictions in a move to defuse a "prawn war" between west coast trawlers and their North Sea counterparts.

Scotland seeks help in 'mackerel war'

BERGEN, Norway, June 27 (UPI) -- Scotland's fisheries chief says he and his Norwegian counterpart will seek ways to pressure Iceland and the Faroe Islands over "unsustainable" mackerel quotas.

Scotland wants balanced green policies

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 2 (UPI) -- The Scottish government aims to find the right balance between environmental protection and a healthy agriculture sector, a minister said.

Scotland finds no Elgin gas in fish sample

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 2 (UPI) -- Fish samples from near the leaking Elgin platform in the North Sea show no signs of contamination, the Scottish government said.
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Richard Neilson Lochhead (born 24 May 1969) is the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment and the Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for Moray.

A native of Paisley, Lochhead attended Williamwood High School in Clarkston and Central College of Commerce in Glasgow before he graduated in politics from the University of Stirling. He worked for the SNP leader, Alex Salmond, as his Office Manager from 1994 to 1998, before becoming an environmental development officer for Dundee City Council. He was the SNP candidate in Gordon in the 1997 UK General Election, where he finished third. He subsequently fought the Aberdeen Central constituency in both 1999 and 2003, but came second to Lewis Macdonald each time.

Lochhead is married to Fiona, and they live in Elgin with their two young sons.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Richard Lochhead."
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