The time for talking is at an end, as Iceland and the Faroes have demonstrated they have no genuine interest in seeking international agreementEU action on mackerel 'imminent' Mar 23, 2011
Marine Scotland Science uses the latest methods and technology to measure pollution levels but sometimes the sensitivity of the human tongue can prove a more effective and efficient indicator than the most high-tech equipmentNo health concerns from North Sea spill Sep 12, 2011
Our priority is to find a solution to the crisis and reach a new four-party deal -- between the EU, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands -- that safeguards the future of the mackerel stockScotland puts foot down on mackerel Jan 31, 2011
Scotland efforts to address the issue have seen discards by our whitefish fleet reduce by half over the past two years -- the greatest reductions achieved in the EUScotland touts fishery policies to EU Mar 15, 2011
This is nothing short of an outrageous mackerel grab by the Faroes, who are determined to seek short-term profit, at the expense of the sustainability of the stock, rather than come to a reasonable agreement with the other nations who share the mackerel fisheryScotland outraged by mackerel quotas Mar 16, 2011
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.