By: Clare Fischer  MCS Date posted: 7 February 2018 Two divers have discovered the aftermath of dredging on a recent dive near Insh island in the Firth of Lorn. The pair returned with camera equipment to film the damage along with environmental group Open Seas. When similar damage was found last year to Loch Carron’s flameshell beds, […]

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After years of campaigning by WDC and others, the Scottish government announced today that it is considering the creation of four new marine protected areas (MPAs) around its coastline, which will now go out for public consultation.  WDC first proposed the three sites that include Risso’s dolphins and minke whales back in 2011. Thanks to the help of our […]

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From: Dr Rebekah Cioffi, JNCC  Updated offshore MPA conservation advice packages published Our seas have a brilliant variety of marine life and habitats, many of which are rare and nationally important. The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has developed a new approach to its UK offshore Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) conservation advice. The revised approach […]

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