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SHARE YOUR VISION for the future of Marine Protected Areas in the Outer Hebrides.

What’s your vision for the future of our seas in the Outer Hebrides?

The United Nations World Oceans Day (Tuesday 8 June) is a day for humanity to celebrate the ocean.  

To mark the day, MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides project is launching their latest film ‘Seas Our Future’.

Watch this fantastic wee film with local presenter Kate Macleod and share your vision on how we can protect our marine environment in the Outer Hebrides for generations to come!

The film shares the key concerns identified by communities in the Outer Hebrides about their marine environment including:   

  • Our need to balance looking after our seas with sustaining marine jobs.
  • Addressing undesired changes in the marine environment including climate change, marine litter and pollution and the loss of marine animal and plant species.
  • Sharing knowledge, resources and information of the benefits that Marine Protected Areas bring to communities and nature.

The MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides project has partnered with local artists and arts centres Taigh Chearsabhagh and An Lanntair to deliver a series of creative digital and outdoor activities for all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Keep an eye on their websites for events.

From 7-16th June MarPAMM & NatureScot will be surveying seabed habitats in waters off the west coast of Harris.

The team will use a drop-down video camera to improve understanding of the distribution of seagrass, maerl and kelp beds, and mud habitats in the area.

The results of the work will be relayed via our MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides webpage and be used to inform future discussions about marine nature conservation in the Outer Hebrides.

SHARE YOUR VISION for the future of Marine Protected Areas in the Outer Hebrides.