***** The Marine Visitor Centre is now re-open, with new policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of everyone *****
– Unless exempt, please wear a face covering
– Only one household, or two individuals inside at any time
– For health & safety, we’ve had to modify our displays and minimise our hands-on experience
– Opening days/hours are subject to weekly change – please check our facebook page for most recent updates

The Lamlash Tennis Courts are fully open, on a “pay as you play” basis – please put money in the honesty box at the courts or donate to us online via our website. We are unable to provide equipment at this time, and all players participate at their own risk.

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COAST response to Wild Wrasse Harvesting. May 2020

COAST response to Scottish Government’s Wild Wrasse Harvesting: Consultation on proposed new mandatory fishing measures for harvesting of wild wrasse for use as cleaner fish in the salmon farming industry. May 2020.

This consultation seeks views as to whether the Scottish Government should introduce mandatory measures to control harvesting of live wrasse for the salmon farming industry. “The Scottish Government recognise the important role played by wrasse in controlling sea lice in salmon farms but wild caught wrasse must be fished sustainably, with effective management in place.”

The full consultation document can be read here.

It should be noted that currently only limited voluntary measures are in place which COAST considers seriously inadequate to protect populations of these long-lived, ecologically important, territorial fish.

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