Tag: Wester Ross

Artist crowdfunds project to tackle coastal litter

28 Apr 2015

Artist Julia Barton has a good idea. She is convinced that art can make a difference to the health of our coastal environments. So she set up the Littoral Art Project in 2013 and is now crowdfunding for an innovative tool that could help change the way we think about the litter problem on our […]

Problems with management of Scottish MPAs – Part II – Wester Ross

18 Aug 2014

The Wester Ross MPA was put forward as a 3rd party community proposal and is of clear cultural and socio-economic importance to the proponents. This area has historically boasted a rich and diverse marine ecosystem and, while many key species and habitats are still found within the MPA, local residents and marine users have witnessed […]

Do we want MPAs?

24 Oct 2013

Over 30 events have been held across Scotland since August about government plans to develop a network of MPAs. Peter Cunningham, biologist at the Wester Ross Fisheries Trust – who attended an event in Poolewe – says that local engagement with the proposal is essential… Around 30 local people attended our local Marine Protected Area (MPA) […]

Unlocking the secrets to recovering seagrass in Scotland

27 Aug 2013

Could interlinked fish and crustacean populations affect the declining health of local seagrass beds? Peter Cunningham of the Wester Ross Fisheries Trust explores the possibility in light of fresh research from across the pond… Recently I had a snorkel along the shore of Loch Ewe where we tried to re-establish some seagrass in an area […]

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