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Sirens of the sea? Marine reserve designation on the Isle of Arran

Appleby, Thomas

Authors

Tom Appleby Thomas.Appleby@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Property



Abstract

The Lamlash Bay no take zone was the first and only community proposed no take marine reserve in the UK. To create the marine reserve required marine management in Scotland to rethink its relationship with the marine environment and local communities. This paper explores the early development of the proposal and the actions the local community took to convince decision makers to bring in the reserve. These ranged from exploring the public nature of the fishery to public petition of the Scottish Parliament to threats of legal action for failure to process the application. In September 2008 the no take zone was granted. Since then community proposed a new marine protected area under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 around the south of Arran, in July 2014 the marine protected area was established and in June 2015 management measures were announced. The paper then explores the broader lessons the Lamlash Bay reserve has for broader marine management.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Sep 24, 2015
Publication Date Sep 24, 2015
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation Appleby, T. (2015, September). Sirens of the sea? Marine reserve designation on the Isle of Arran. Paper presented at ESRC Symposium on Marine Conservation and Governance: MPAs and beyond
Keywords fish, conservation, marine, protected area governance, property, environment, mpa
Publisher URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/events/2015/mpas-and-beyond.html
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : ESRC Symposium on Marine Conservation and Governance: MPAs and beyond