On the 14 December 2012 COAST's proposal was put before the Scottish Parliament by the Scottish Government as part of a report on a national network of MPAs. Read government press release here. Based on Arran, the largest island in the Firth of Clyde, the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) recognises and values the amazing marine biodiversity right by our shores and the need to protect it for future generations. COAST is the driving force behind Scotland's first No Take Zone and a proposed South Arran Marine Protected Area (shown in box).
Our vision - Healthy seas around Arran and the Clyde.
Our purpose - COAST works to ensure shared responsibility for the protection and restoration of the marine environment around Arran and the Clyde and the diversity of life it supports.