20 February 2019
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opened Scotland’s International Marine Conference in Glasgow with UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh.
— Marine Scotland (@marinescotland) February 20, 2019
FM @NicolaSturgeon opened the International Marine Conference in Glasgow and set out how Scotland is leading the way in tackling marine litter: https://t.co/tkMbTM9Q9a #SeasTheFuture pic.twitter.com/tcc58exKm0
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) February 20, 2019
She set out how Scotland is leading the way in tackling marine litter and announced a £175,200 campaign promoting the use of re-usable sanitary products.
She also confirmed the Scottish Government will publish proposals to make it an offence to throw litter overboard from all Scottish fishing vessels while at sea.
The Scottish Government will also consult on creating two new historic marine protected areas near Orkney.
Today our consultation went live to designate Orkney's wartime underwater heritage at Scapa Flow as a Marine Protected Area. You can have your say here: https://t.co/g0nAkD4Cxq #seasthefuture pic.twitter.com/5QODzLqJZm
— HistoricEnv Scotland (@HistEnvScot) February 20, 2019