Marine

The LINK Marine Group vision is of healthy, well-managed seas, where wildlife and coastal communities flourish and ecosystems are protected, connected and thriving.

The Marine Group members are listed below.

This work stream is supported by grants from the John Ellerman Foundation and the William Grant Foundation from April 2021.

We are grateful to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the John Ellerman Foundation, the Tay Charitable Trust, the Marine Conservation Society and WWF Scotland for financial support of our marine work since 2007.

Convener

Calum Duncan (Marine Conservation Society)

Vice Convener

Sam Collin (Scottish Wildlife Trust

Staff Liaison

Fanny Royanez and Esther Brooker

Group Objectives

The Marine Group is working to recover Scotland’s Seas.

Our vision is of healthy, well-managed seas, where wildlife and coastal communities flourish and ecosystems are protected, connected and thriving.

The Marine Group coordinate the Savescottishseas campaign and the annual Sea Scotland conferences.

Latest News

Setting our Seas on a Path for Recovery – Environment LINK Biennial event 2021

16 Sep 2021

The marine environment is one of the UK’s greatest assets. Our seas provide vital ecosystem services, including food provision, protection from storms, nutrient cycling and mitigation of climate change impacts, but ongoing destruction of marine habitats and ecosystems impair their ability to provide these life-sustaining benefits. For the opening session of Environment Links UK biennial […]

Avoiding a chemical crisis for Scotland’s seas

30 Aug 2021

Author: Hannah Evans, Project Officer, Fidra   We’ve all heard about the devasting effects of plastic pollution and we know our relationship with single-use materials needs to change. We’ve seen plastic bottles, food containers and shopping bags floating in the seas. We’ve watched footage of marine life swimming in a fog of our disposable debris. […]

Agreement between Scottish Government and Scottish Greens must be next wave in ocean recovery

26 Aug 2021

By Calum Duncan, Head of Conservation Scotland for Marine Conservation Society and Convener of Scottish Environment LINK marine group.   Last week the Scottish Government and Scottish Green Party announced a co-operation agreement and shared policy programme, the first of its kind in the UK. Whilst not exhaustive, and still to be voted on by […]

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