The Marine Group support the continuation of the seasonal closure to protect spawning cod in the Clyde. The closure must be part of a suite of measures to enable the recovery of cod stocks.
LINK welcomes the opportunity to contribute to Alison Johnstone’s consultation on the proposed Protection and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill. Full response available here
Members of LINK’s Marine Group have written a detailed response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on proposals to designate four Marine Protected Areas in Scottish waters. These possible MPAs will protect species, such as basking shark, minke whale, Risso’s dolphin and sandeel, and habitats, including northern seafan and sponge communities and burrowed mud. The response … Read More »
The wildlife crime penalties consultation is seeking views on strengthening wild animal welfare legislation by increasing the maximum penalties available for certain wildlife cruelty offences. The consultation seeks stakeholder and public views on the recommendation made by Professor Poustie in his review of wildlife crime penalties to strengthen the protection given wild animals by increasing … Read More »
National Islands Plan and Island Communities Impact Assessments consultation supports the development of the National Islands Plan as set out in Part 2 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. The consultation responses will shape the National Islands Plan. Scottish Environment LINK response is available here.
LINK’s Marine Group submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s national discussion paper on the Future of Fisheries Management, calling for urgent bold and transformative change to the way our fisheries are managed for the benefit of nature and society.
In March 2019 members of LINK’s Marine Group attended a Scottish Government stakeholder workshop on proposals for 4 new nature conservation MPAs, for the protection of a number of PMFs including minke whale, basking shark, Risso’s dolphin and sandeel. Following the workshop, written representations from stakeholders were invited before the documents would be published to … Read More »
LINK response to Forest and Land Scotland’s consultation on its Corporate Plan, 10 July 2019
The UK Links (Wildlife and Countryside Link, Wales Environment Link, Northern Ireland Environment Link and Scottish Environment LINK) have submitted a joint response to the UK Marine Strategy part one consultation. Our headline points are: ● UK Seas are in a poor state, with only 4 out of 15 indicators meeting Good Environmental Status (GES), … Read More »