Exhibition

Sea Change

sea change

How do we safeguard the future of our seas? How does the climate emergency affect our seas? What can we do about plastics in the ocean? Which fish should we eat? How can we take action?

To celebrate its 50th anniversary and the Year of Coasts and Waters, the Scottish Fisheries Museum looks to the future to explore what the seas, and the fishing industry, will be like 50 years from now, in 2070. We have worked with partners from across the fishing industry and marine science and industry to create an exhibition that seeks to identify and address the burning issues facing the seas today and into the future.

Using fun interactives and touchscreen gaming we explore three main themes:

  • The changing sea – effects of climate change on fish and the marine environment
  • Future fishing technology – developments in boat and gear design and their impacts
  • People and the sea – who uses the sea, what for, for whom and who decides

On display we also have the latest in fishing gear technology and lots of ideas of how we can all play our part to create healthier seas for today and for the future.


In 2020, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape. Find out more about how #GoIndustrial is taking part!

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