Our longest running partnership project, with investments to date of > £1 million to contribute to effective world leading legislation to protect Scotland’s marine habitat and species.
Save Scottish Seas is 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.
The LINK Marine group successfully campaigned for the Marine (Scotland) Act which came into force on the 10th March 2010. The Act radically alters the governance of our seas, and places important duties on Scottish Ministers to, amongst others, protect and where appropriate recover our seas, develop our first ever system of marine planning, and create a network of marine protected areas. The group now continues to work hard to ensure the Act fulfils its promise, for modernised ecosystem-based fisheries management and for ocean recovery during a time of climate and nature emergencies.
Watch our video to find our more about why we need new Marine Protected Areas for some of Scotland’s vulnerable species and critical habitats.
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LINK’s Marine project is grateful to the John Ellerman Foundation for its continued support, which currently funds one full time policy officer. The project is also grateful to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for its long term support of this project which ended in 2016 and funding from WWF Scotland which supported employment of two project officers until November 2017.
The Save Scottish Seas campaign comprises of the following organisations:
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