Your last chance to have your say on Arran's proposed Marine Protected Area
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Scotland's seas need your help

COAST films a rare Clyde sighting of a sunfish and urges MPA supporters to complete consultation responses & attend Marine Scotland's Brodick presentation on 29th October. We also ask why Scotland permits dredging in near shore waters.

With just over a month to go of the public consultation on Marine Protected Areas we really need everyone to complete their response forms and get friends and family to do the same. It's vital we show the Government the breadth of support for the Scottish MPA network and for the South Arran MPA. But we also need to let them know we won't be fobbed off with patch work management measures within MPAs. Is it really too much to ask that dredgers and trawlers are excluded from MPAs? People have had enough of lacklustre marine management. Read More.

Complete your on-line response form here- only one month to go! Many thanks to the hundreds of people who have responded so far.

Marine Scotland Arran MPA consultation 29 October. At COAST's suggestion MS will be holding an MPA consultation at Brodick Public Hall. Open Door Drop in Session: 1-5pm. Presentation/Q&A: 6-8pm. Let them know we care about our MPA!
Lamlash Beach Clean: 13 Oct (1pm at Co-op)
Kilmory Hall MPA meeting. 6th Nov 8pm. 
Also: See Brodick Co-op MPA slideshow.
Species of the Month - Sunfish
Join Howard and Lesley Wood as they come across a rare visitor to the Clyde. Video.
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Leigh Howarth becomes a COAST Ambassador!
Seen here paragliding with Zabdi Keen (COAST Editor), he has just completed his fourth summer of NTZ PhD research on Arran (results update here). Many thanks also to Hannah Thompson who has just  finished two months with COAST as a summer volunteer.
Support Arran's Marine Protected Area T shirts
Styled by Andy Telford and Hannah Thompson. £12.50 including postage. Buy Here
Radio Scotland's 'Out of Doors' celebrate Lamlash NTZ
Chris Sleight interviewed COAST last week to mark 5 years of the NTZ. We also celebrated with a marine-themed party and a crate of specially labelled Marine Reserve Beer.  Listen to the RS programme (Min 22>).
Octopus competition
Congratulations to Eilean Davidson who won the colouring competition! You have won a family pass to Deep Sea World.
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