COAST publishes regular newsletters highlighting issues relating to the marine environment of Arran the Clyde, Scottish and international, coastal waters.
In what is a busy and interesting year for Scotland and the UK, it would be easy to miss a potentially significant change in the approach of Marine Scotland and the Scottish Government to the way our seas are managed. While partly driven by EU legislation, there also now appears to be a realisation that the Scottish people and electorate (!) are the main stakeholders in a well-managed marine environment rather than any particular vested interest.
In part due to the work of COAST in the Clyde and other pro sustainable-fishing groups, the public are now far more aware of the damage that has been done to marine life and our fisheries and the need for serious reform.