A survey of 314 Arran residents and visitors was conducted to investigate the effects of community engagement by COAST. The results demonstrate that COAST’s conservation efforts have been successful from a social, as well as ecological, standpoint.
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.
The recovery of Lamlash MPA No Take Zone and South Arran MPA: Has protection led to improved biodiversity and habitats? . Notley, W.
This study investigated how biodiversity had changed within two separate zones in an MPA around the south of the Isle of Arran, Scotland – an NTZ, which is fully protected from fishing, and the remaining area which is open to a limited amount of fishing.
The recovery of the commercially valuable scallop species under different forms of protection around the Isle of Arran . James, L.
After ten years of the NTZ being in place (2008), and three years since the MPA was designated (2016), new data were collected in 2019 to compare the differences in densities and population structure of King scallop
The influence of the Lamlash Bay no-take zone on spatial and temporal variation in the recovery of commercially exploited crustaceans. Crimmins, E.
After nearly 10 years of protection, this study assesses whether the No Take Zone in Lamlash Bay has been successful in preserving and enhancing commercially important populations of European lobster, Brown crab and Velvet swimming crab.
The South Arran marine protected area (MPA) on the West coast of Scotland contains one of only three no-take zones within the UK and has strict management plans for zonation within the MPA. Two years on from it’s formation, this study looks to use baited remote underwater surveys to investigate the fish assemblage and biodiversity within the MPA.
The influence of the Lamlash Bay no-take zone, Firth of Clyde, on spatial and temporal variation in the recovery of commercially exploited crustaceans. Carney, W.
Conclusions drawn state that the Lamlash Bay NTZ is boosting lobster biomass within its boundaries and is extremely important in echoing the invaluable contribution of NTZs in restoring and enhancing commercially exploited invertebrate communities.
The effects of Sargassum muticum on fish species composition and population densities within Zostera marina beds. Dry, K.
Thee invasive seaweed, Sargassum muticum was first identified in the UK in the 1973 and has recently been identified off the coast of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. The coasts of this island are host to several eelgrass beds which provide food, protection and nursery habitat for many commercially important fish species, some of which are vulnerable.