Your final chance to have your say on the Arran MPA - 7 days to go!
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Will Marine Scotland get the message?

(Make sure they get yours by completing the Arran Marine Protected Area response form today.)

At last week's Marine Scotland Arran presentation local residents demanded better management of Clyde inshore waters and the swift designation of Arran's Marine Protected Area. They also insisted on an MPA-wide exclusion of trawlers and dredgers. Recommendations to continue to allow these activities within the MPA are baffling to a community that once celebrated a profusion of marine life around its shores. Howard Wood, COAST's Chair asked, 'Why does Scotland not follow countries like Sweden and Norway which enforce strict regulations on these activies in the near shore?.' About 60 Arranach attended the day event and evening presentation with senior Marine Scotland and SNH staff and a trawlers' spokesman in attendance. Let's hope they got the message and please make sure your voice is heard too!
(Kilmory Hall COAST MPA meeting Wed 6th Nov 8pm.)

Your final chance to have a say on the Arran MPA (7 days to go).

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