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.

Protect Scotland's marine protected areas

We urgently need to protect our marine wildlife and help our seas recover, for the benefit of everyone.

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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Sharing our blue space: Sea Scotland 2024 summary

Deborah Long, Scottish Environment LINK Chief Officer retraces Sea Scotland 2024, which was held on 3rd and 4th June at Stirling Court Hotel. Sea Scotland 2024 kicked off with our morning youth event, Making waves: Sea Scotland Youth Voices. An enthusiastic, knowledgeable and thoughtful group of 15 young people came together to find out more […]

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Mind the MPA gap: Scotland still has a long way to go to protect its marine treasures

Scotland’s stunning coastline and rich marine biodiversity are celebrated worldwide. To better protect these fragile ecosystems, the Scottish Government has established a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). However, a new research report has recently shed light on the pressing need for greater protection within this network. In this blog post, we’ll delve into this […]

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Scotland’s marine protected areas need real protection

Scotland’s seas are renowned for their rich biodiversity. From fish to birds, marine mammals to invertebrates, they are home to thousands of fantastic species of plants and animals. They are loved by communities, are a key component of Scotland’s cultural heritage and identity, as well as a vital resource for those who rely on marine […]

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