A healthy marine environment is an ecologically and economically productive one. Save Scottish Seas is campaigning for a healthier marine environment, which will underpin the sustainable development and harvest of our seas.
We commissioned a study into the potential economic benefits of creating a network of Scottish Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). It’s findings were quite profound. Using the same methodology as Defra-commissioned research undertaken for the UK Marine and Coastal Access Act, researchers found that creating a network of Scottish marine protected areas (MPAs) could provide benefits to Scotland to the tune of £10billion over the next 20 years, and potentially more.
Creating a network of Marine Protected Areas would help secure these benefits for the future.
Do you want to find out more? Have a look at our posters, which explain why looking after our seas is vital for Scotland’s environmental and economic health.