Community of Arran Seabed Trust
Lamlash, Isle of Arran, UK
Marine conservation, Education, Advocacy, Sustainable fishing, Aquaculture
The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) is a community-led organisation that has a significant impact on the conservation and restoration of the seas around Arran and the Clyde for the past 25 years. COAST works to maintain a diverse, abundant and beautiful marine environment on Arran, including by campaigning for marine protection, restoration and sustainable management around Arran and in the Clyde and working with politicians, the Marine Conservation Society, Fauna and Flora International, Scottish Environment Link, Scottish Natural Heritage and many others. They work to influence Government, fishing and aquaculture industries to adopt non-destructive, sustainable fishing methods.