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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.

Total works to stop North Sea gas leak

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 9 (UPI) -- The Scottish government said equipment intended to stop a natural gas leak in the North Sea had arrived from Houston.

Scotland sees low risk from Elgin gas leak

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 6 (UPI) -- The Scottish government said a natural gas leak at Total's Elgin platform off the coast of Aberdeen poses a minimal environmental threat.
'Brainless' fish found off Scotland

'Brainless' fish found off Scotland

ORKNEY, Scotland, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A marine survey around islands off Scotland has found a fish-like creature without a face or a brain, researchers said.

Recycling increased in Europe

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Scottish government said more than 40 percent of the household waste generated from April to June was recycled or composted.

Mackerel talks under way in London

LONDON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- All coastal states have a right to a share of mackerel but cooperation is needed to ensure the sustainability of fish stocks, Scotland says.

Scotland wants better fisheries future

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Despite a $19 million grant from the European Union for its fisheries sector, the Scottish government said regional polices must be in the national interest.

Community loans help Scottish renewables

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- More than $6 million in loans from the Scottish government will help local communities develop renewable energy projects, officials said.

No health concerns from North Sea spill

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- An examination of fish, sediment and water from the area surrounding August's oil spill in the North Sea found no outstanding health concerns, Scotland said.

Scotland wants ag sector in on renewables

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Scottish government said it was interested in expanding the renewable energy potential into the country's agricultural sector.

Scotland could lead EU fisheries reform

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 20 (UPI) -- Scotland could lead the way in European efforts to find common ground on sustainable fishing practices, a Scottish official said after meetings in Brussels.

Slow action on mackerel upsets Scotland

LUXEMBOURG, June 29 (UPI) -- One of Scotland's most valuable resources is threatened because the European Union isn't acting fast enough on controlling mackerel stocks, a minister said.
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