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News

COAST publishes regular newsletters highlighting issues relating to the marine environment of Arran the Clyde, Scottish and international, coastal waters.

Marine Discovery Centre plans take off

discocentreideasCROPPREDThe Arran Banner have published today a full feature on the Marine Protected Area celebration and plans for a new Marine Discovery Centre on Arran.

Feedback from the community and visitor surveys have confirmed the demand for this discovery centre which will educate and enthuse locals and visitors about Arran's marine environment and activities. It will also be a marine research hub and allow us to keep campaigning for healthy and productive seas for all. 

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Prawn lobby attack on Scotland's MPAs

Demonstration at Holyrood in support of MPAs next week

Not satisfied with having squeezed Scotland's Marine Protected Area network to a mere 3.5% of Scottish waters during 5 years of consultations, the Clyde-led prawn lobby is now seeking to have even this modest area annulled via the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee (RACCE) next Wednesday. This is a serious challenge to the democratically elected Scottish Government from a business lobby group who think they own Scotland's seas. If they succeed, the MPA network will be in tatters and our seas will be under their de facto management for decades to come. COAST will be representing the community that supports South Arran MPA at a demonstration at Holyrood on Wednesday the 27th from 8am and would be delighted if other MPA supporters were to join us. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Read the full article here