Scottish Environment LINK’s Marine taskforce is a coalition of environmental charities, working with the collective vision of achieving healthy, well-managed seas, where wildlife is flourishing, ecosystems are protected, connected and thriving, and coastal communities are sustained.
The LINK Marine taskforce successfully campaigned for the Marine (Scotland) Act which came into force on the 10th March 2010. The Act radically alters the governance of our seas, and places important duties on Scottish Ministers to, amongst others, protect and where appropriate recover our seas, develop our first ever system of marine planning, and create a network of marine protected areas. The taskforce now continues to work hard to ensure the Act fulfils its promise.
Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland’s voluntary environment organisations, with over 30 member bodies representing a broad spectrum of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society. The Marine taskforce comprises of the following organisations: