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An unusually large number of science-related publications were produced by the Holyrood and Westminster governments in March. Here is a selection:
Biological Sciences/Environmental and Waste Management
Gamebirds: Code of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes.
Covers rearing, transportation and release of gamebirds.
2010 Review of Goose Management Policy in Scotland.
Examines future strategies for goose management in Scotland. (Geese can be considered an agricultural pest in some areas of Scotland, due to their grazing activity.) Stakeholder responses and the Scottish Government’s response are also available online.
Statistical Publication Agriculture Series: Results from 2010 December Agricultural Survey.
Our Rural Future: The Scottish Government’s response to the Speak Up for Rural Scotland consultation.
Marine and Freshwater policy documents.
Scotland’s National Marine Plan aims to provide “a planning framework to manage competing demands for the use of the sea whilst protecting the marine environment”.
CAMERAS: Focus on Freshwater Science.
“The Co-ordinated Agenda for Marine, Environment and Rural Affairs Science (CAMERAS) was established to ensure that Scotland’s marine, environment and rural science supports delivery of the Scottish Government’s single purpose, ‘to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth’.”
Consultation on Seal Haul-out Sites.
A haul-out site is a location on land where seals haul themselves out to rest. The Natural Environment Research Council can designate haul-out sites, which are considered suitable to protect seals from harassment.
Offshore wind energy
Blue Seas – Green Energy. A Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters. Part A The Plan
This plan contains proposals for offshore wind energy development in Scottish Territorial Waters up to 2020 and beyond. It should be read in conjunction with Part B Post Adoption Statement.
Other relevant publications include:
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