Consultation Response to the Wild Seaweed Harvesting Scoping Report by Marine Biopolymers Ltd

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Have you heard about the proposal for large-scale seaweed harvesting in Scotland? We have, and like many people we are concerned about the impact this would have on our remarkable marine environment. Kelp is an important habitat for many marine animals including cetaceans, seals, seabirds, otters and even basking sharks which recently have been shown to congregate around kelp beds too. To voice our concerns, we joined with other groups within the Scottish Environment LINK Marine Group to submit a response to the proposal. You can read the full response here: