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.


Calum Duncan (Marine Conservation Society)

Staff Liaison

Fanny Royanez and Esther Brooker

Group Objectives

The Marine Group advocates actions 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 Save Scottish Seas campaign and the annual Sea Scotland conference.

Latest News


Scotland’s marine protected areas need real protection

21 Feb 2024

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 […]


Ocean recovery zones are vital to restoring our seas to health

25 Jul 2023

Scotland’s seas are amazing, and they matter to us all. Many people will be spending time on Scotland’s coasts this summer - rain or shine. Even just a day trip to the beach can feel like a little holiday, refreshing and replenishing us. That’s not all, of course. As anyone who watched the ocean episode of David Attenborough’s Wild Isles series will know, our seas are home to the most fantastic array of wildlife, much of which is hidden deep beneath the waves.


Scottish Environment LINK response to HPMA policy statement

29 Jun 2023

Responding to the Cabinet Secretary’s statement on the future of HPMAs, Scottish Environment LINK has welcomed the commitment to build greater consensus while stressing the need to deliver on ecological outcomes.  Calum Duncan, Head of Conservation Scotland at the Marine Conservation Society and Convener of Scottish Environment LINK’s Marine Group, said: “Scotland’s seas are in […]

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