The Scottish Coastal Area
And so much more! But to keep it special it needs
your help and understanding.
But will it stay that way?
Continental shelf waters, both inshore and offshore are vitally important, for the biodiversity of species and habitats.
These waters need some parts to be protected; protected areas which include no-take-zones have shown to be able to provide for more stable ecosystems.
Stable ecosystems are generally more productive and more resilient, these 'safe' areas should be able to provide and sustain our commercial activities, while leaving a meaningful legacy for future generations.
The Current State of Affairs
The UK, and that includes Scotland probably have one of the worst reputations for protecting the marine environment in the World! With only around 0.005% of UK waters actually given real protection; real protection includes areas of 'no-take'.
DEFRA currently state around 2% of waters are afforded protection but this 'type of protection' still allows for damaging commercial sectors to extract the seas resources and that can damage fish nursery grounds, along with other vitally important habitats.
Wouldn’t you like to keep some of it special?
For our future and for that of our kids.
Think Globally, Act Locally!
We need enough Marine Protected Areas,
with 'real' protective measures; before it is too late!
Photographic stills used throughout this website have a description attached to them in the gallery.
The Latest Updates, plus Face Book and Twitter Plug-ins
The Sea, its Environment, Accessibility and Sustainability; an insight.
The best way forward; protecting some areas while using others in a sustainable manner.
Background into Marine Concern.
Information about Hebridean Partnership.
Please enjoy the images
N.B. Those at the bottom of the gallery page may be distressing to some. All images copyright by Mark Carter unless stated.
Examples of our activities; consultations, EC Complaints etc. etc.
Past news events.
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An information portal to weather and tides;
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What to do if you come across a stranded animal.