16 Mar Arran and the Sea: a community story
Isle of Arran is a small island between Northern Ireland and Glasgow, United Kingdom. The Firth of Clyde was once a very rich and diverse source of wealth for coastal communities. Large industry and overfishing degraded the local fishery and now 99% of what fishers land is shellfish. However, the local communities banded together, with help from COAST, to help establish a large marine protected area.
COAST shared this video in celebration of World Oceans Day, highlighting their 20 years of community experience in making the case for responsible and fair management of our seas. Their hope is to inspire other communities to raise their voices and be involved in decisions about their seas. This is an inside story of how an island community is standing up for its dearest resource: the sea.
Video credit to Community of Arran Seabed Trust.