Save Scottish Seas

A coalition of environmental charities, working with the collective vision of achieving healthy, well-managed seas, where wildlife and coastal communities are flourishing and ecosystems are protected, connected and thriving.

In 2020, we published our Ocean Recovery Plan – a roadmap of policy actions needed over the next decade to set Scotland’s seas on the path to ecosystem recovery by 2030. Watch our video to learn more.

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What do Scots think about MPAs?

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Scots support strong protection for their seas

Current levels of wildlife protection in Scotland’s seas are too weak, according to an opinion poll gauging the views of Scots on the health of the marine environment. Only around half of respondents felt that Scotland’s seas are in good condition, with 46% stating that the quality of Scotland’s seas have worsened in the last […]

World Ocean Day: protecting at least 30% Scotland’s seas for ecosystem recovery

Meeting commitments to protect at least 30% of Scottish seas for ecosystem recovery by 2030   Evidence is growing to show that the health of Scotland’s seas has been in decline for some time. Seabed habitats are a shadow of what they once were, fish stocks have dwindled, and coastlines are changing due to the […]

Are you wanting to encounter marine wildlife this Bank Holiday?

The coastal waters of Scotland are home to several marine mammal species like bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoise and seals. It’s more common than you think to encounter them and, working for WDC on our Shorewatch project, I am fortunate enough to record numerous sightings of whales, dolphins and porpoises around the Scottish coastline. As a […]

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