Marine & Aquaculture

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)

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.

LINK’s Marine Group has an aquaculture workstream which aims to promote a more sustainable aquaculture industry in Scotland.

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

Latest News

Scots support strong protection for their seas

24 Jul 2022

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

08 Jun 2022

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?

25 May 2022

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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