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2008-09-23 12:00:28

By ALISON CHIESA ENVIRONMENT Secretary Richard Lochhead yesterday announced the go- ahead for the first community marine reserve, which will be at Lamlash Bay on the Isle of Arran. The reserve introduces a ban on fishing in the waters amid hopes that scallop beds in the area will be more productive as a result, benefiting local fishermen. Mr Lochhead said: "Our seas are special and we need to protect this precious resource while ensuring it continues to support the industries upon which...

2008-07-29 15:00:42

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT A SPECIES of Japanese seaweed which threatens the health of our seas has been discovered off the west coast of Scotland for the first time. The alien species, Heterosiphonia japonica, was found in May by Dr Colin Moore, of the Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology at Heriot-Watt University. He was diving off the island of Oronsay at the mouth of Loch Sunart between the Ardnamurchan and Morvern peninsulas when he found the species which forms...