COAST publishes regular newsletters highlighting issues relating to the marine environment of Arran the Clyde, Scottish and international, coastal waters.
Sue Weaver took part in Exxpedition, a cross- Atlantic mission last year and is now safely back on dry land. In the process she learned about the extent of plastic and chemical pollution in our aquatic environments and in our bodies- she also raised over £700 for COAST. COAST volunteer Sinead interviewed her to learn of her experiences. READ MORE
The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) was host to a delegation of government, NGO and University representatives from the Zhejiang province in China who were visiting Scotland.
The group travelled under the EU-China Environmental Governance Programme from Jiaxing city in South West China to learn more about public participation in environmental policy and management; and specifically to learn from COAST about community-led environmental campaigning.
With strong support from Arran residents the South Arran Marine Protected Area was designated last year.
However, management of the area is still to be decided! Marine Scotland are proposing to allow damaging dredging and bottom trawling to continue in our MPA. This is not acceptable as damage will continue to our marine life.
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