Category: Our Letters & Appeals to Ministers and MSPs

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There’s A Whale In The Room during Election 2021

There’s a whale in the room during this election – it’s the “Missing Marine Debate”. The debate which the party leaders who are standing for election in Scotland would have been having, if the media and politicians were making the marine environment a priority.  As Attenborough’s films and Netflix’s Seaspiracy show, the management of the sea,

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‘The most reliably devoted eco-warrior’ – in memory of Anna Novak

Tragically for us all, Anna died of a brain hemorrhage on the 20th of August 2020.  She was buried in a beautiful spot overlooking Loch Broom on the 6th of September – not far from another ecologically minded Scoraig resident, Tom Forsyth. Our hearts go out to Chris, her partner of 27 years, who shared her passion for the

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Calling on Our MSP’s to examine the return of something like the 3 Mile Limit

This letter was sent on the 7th November to the REC Committee and other MSPs requesting they examine the merits of the return of the 3 mile limit or an equivalent –  following the Channel 4 News piece on the Wester Ross incident. (some text has been amended to protect individuals) Dear Edward and Gail, Sea Change

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Over 40 Groups Ask First Minister, Will You Save Our Seas? She didn’t reply so we ask again…

This blog was first written in January 2019 a few weeks after a campaign was launched by 40 Groups to restore ‘Our’ Seas. This campaign began in OBAN in December 2018 in response to an illegal dredge incident in Gairloch protected area. A  letter was sent to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with a kind of manifesto – proposals which Sea Change hope

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To the REC Committee – stand your ground!

The following email was sent to Gail Ross MSP, Edward Mountain MSP and Maree Todd MSP on 23 November 2018 14:40 by Sara Nason as a personal appeal to the REC Committee in anticipation of their report on the Parliamentary Committee’s investigation into Salmon Farming which some say could be expected next week. Dear Gail and Edward,  Re the Rural

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Open letter to Roseanna Cunningham – sustainable local fisheries depend on pristine MPA

Dear Roseanna Cunningham, re: Sharing our concerns and response to SEPA’s Consultation on the ‘Regulation of Marine Cage Fish Farms: Updating the approach to protecting the sea bed’. Sea Change Wester Ross has voted as a group to oppose new or expanded fish farms in Wester Ross Marine Protected Area if the evidence suggests this would

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Lochcarron Flame Shells : An Open Letter to Fergus Ewing & MS Conservation Team

Could the Lochcarron Flame Shell incident be a turning point for Scottish Seas?   Dear Mr Ewing, I would like to add my voice to the many other voices along the coast such as coastal community groups, creel and dive fishermen, marine scientists, NGO’s, recreational divers and underwater cameramen. All have expressed concern about the damage to the

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Fergus Ewing’s response to our Appeal

Response from Fergus Ewing c/o Sebastian Howell on 25th April ( ref: 2017/0012203) Thank you for your letter of the 28th March 2017 to Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity regarding the Wester Ross MPA. I have been asked to respond on his behalf. First of all I would like to wish

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Open letter to Fergus Ewing (2017)

Dear Mr Ewing,  Sea Change Wester Ross would like to draw your attention to our series of ‘Happy Birthday’ films made to celebrate Wester Ross Marine Protected Area’s first year.  We are a local community marine conservation group set up to articulate public concern about the marine environment and encourage greater protection of the ecosystem.

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