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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Fisheries: Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) with cameras would be a win-win-win for wildlife, fishers and the consumer

Guest blog by WWF Scotland Policy Advisor, Mario Ray The UK’s fishing industry has long been a fundamental part of vibrant coastal communities, providing livelihoods to many and food to feed us, from Cullen Skink on a cold winter’s evening, to whole grilled mackerel with lemon and garlic, or scampi and chips by the sea.  […]

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 […]

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