Registration is now open for Sea Scotland 2017!
Sustainable Development in Scotlan’s Seas: Securing Progress in Uncertain Times
The Sea Scotland 2017 conference will bring together a wide range of marine stakeholders with representatives from national government and local authorities to address sustainable development of Scotland’s seas following the EU Referendum.
Date: Wednesday, 21st June
Venue: RSS Discovery, Discovery Point, Dundee, DD1 4XA
Register now via Eventbrite
New research highlights importance of proposed Sea of Hebrides MPA for basking sharks
Growing up to 10m long, and often seen ‘basking’ with their huge mouths open at the surface, basking sharks cruise Scottish waters each summer. This gentle giant, the second largest fish in the world, was once fished commercially around Scotland for the oil in their huge livers. The commercial fishery for basking sharks severely depleted their numbers. A once common but now rare sight, it is thought basking shark populations have decreased by 80% since the 1950s.
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Scotland’s seas are home to some truly incredible species and habitats. We want to keep it that way. Find out why our seas need greater protection and how that can be achieved.
The life in our seas is fundamentally interconnected by water and the ecosystem processes. Marine protection is meaningless if planning does not account for the fundamental linkages between species and habitats in our seas.
Decades of unsustainable activity has resulted in serious damage to areas of Scotland’s seas. These areas are now in desperate need of recovery. Find out the true state of Scotland’s seas and why we need to restore them to a condition we can all be proud of.