Arran's MPA/NTZ Science
Arran Community Marine Reserve (NTZ)
Established in 2008 Arran’s Community Marine Reserve (a designated No Take Zone) at the northern entrance to Lamlash Bay offers a unique opportunity to study the process of marine regeneration. Scotlands first No Take Zone, focussed on monitoring scallops, crustaceans and benthic (seabed) regeneration we are working with York University and other leading institutes to determine the success or otherwise of the reserve. Our expectation, based on overseas studies, is that the waters of the NTZ will help to ‘reseed’ and restock not only the zone itself but also the surrounding waters benefiting commercial and leisure interests over the long term.