Friday, 25 July 2014

30 new Marine Protected Areas announced in Scotland!

A great step in the right direction

After months of face to face efforts by Sea Champions engaging with the pubic, and supported by a range of stakeholders and NGO's in the marine task force (headed up by our very own Calum Duncan, the Scottish government has agreed to 30 new Marine Protected Areas in Scotland! 

This has taken 10 years and now the fight to make sure they're properly managed begins.

This is great news for sea life, and Scotland’s hidden, underwater wonderlands after the health of Scotland’s seas has deteriorated in recent decades.

A huge well done to all those that helped gathering pledges, entering data and who took part in and promoted the consultation.

Dahlia anemone at Loch Carron. Image by Paul Naylor

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