Marine life has returned at dramatic levels to the waters of the Lamlash Bay No Take Zone, a new study from the University of York has shown. There are nearly four times more king scallops in the area since 2010 and larger lobsters are more abundant.
On Saturday 8th February 2020, the South Arran Marine Protected Area celebrated its 4th Birthday. Read on to see a video of recent footage.
On Sunday 5th January 2020, The Guardian newspaper published an article highlighting the calls from the coalition #OurSeas, formed of community, fishing and marine protection groups who want to see fish stocks recovered in Scottish waters.
The Times newspaper released an article on January 2nd 2020 titled "Anger over plans for salmon farm on Isle of Arran".
On 31st December 2019, The Guardian newspaper released an article titled "Protests at plans for salmon farm near Lochranza, on Arran".
Sibbie Sangster, for 13 years the Keeper of the Purse for COAST, has decided to retire as the Treasurer of COAST; to be fair, she decided some while ago but has only now managed to persuade the other trustees to release her! Here, we thank her for all she has done as she reflects on how much has changed over the years.