A look at Scotland’s nature conservation Marine Protected Areas
24 Jul 2017
Guest blogger Sarah Dolman, Policy Manager at Whale and Dolphin Conservation, and Save Scottish Seas campaign member takes a look at Scotland’s nature conservation MPAs three years since their designation, and looks ahead to the next steps required.
Decision-making about Scotland’s deep sea is a democratic blind-spot
15 Apr 2015
How we manage our deep seas and offshore fisheries are vital questions for Scotland’s future. And yet democratic opportunities for public feedback are few and far between. Our blog explores the problem and suggests a few solutions… Within 12 nautical miles of Scotland’s coastline are Scotland’s territorial waters, our inshore. But our Scottish Government also has executively […]
Good management essential to success of offshore SACs
02 Nov 2012
Proposals to set up five new Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) in Scotland’s offshore waters have been enthusiatically welcomed by members of Scottish Environment LINK’s marine taskforce (MTF). The proposals, announced today, include the largest marine protected area of its kind in Europe
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