Over 80% of Scotland’s land mass is underwater. If you could vote in May’s Scottish Parliamentary election on behalf of our seas, do you know who you would vote for? We’ve created a handy guide for anyone hoping to do just that. In this one place, you can find information about how each party plans to manage our seas and address the protection and restoration of Scotland’s marine environment.
If you managed to join in our Scottish Parliamentary election Marine Hustings event earlier this month then you may already have an idea of the parties’ policy ideas for Scotland’s seas, but if you missed it don’t worry – we’re bringing together all of the most important bits here…
Where we are now?
A few months ago, the Scottish Marine Assessment 2020 was finally published, showing without a doubt that our seas are experiencing ongoing environmental decline. A decade earlier, our politicians passed the Marine Scotland Act of 2010, promising to protect and enhance our seas. This should have kickstarted a recovery from spiralling fish populations and degraded habitats. Despite those bold intentions, this much-needed ‘enhancement’ is simply not yet happening. Shockingly, the Assessment documented many [Read more…]