WREN - Wester Ross Environment Network
 

TALK ON THE FUTURE OF OUR SEAS AND COASTAL COMMUNITIES

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Dear Sea Change folk and supporters,

Sunday 28th June 6pm  McPhail Centre Room TBC.

EXCITING EVENT TO SAVE IN YOUR DIARYS!  TALK ON THE FUTURE OF OUR SEAS AND COASTAL COMMUNITIES
PLEASE RSVP so we can estimate numbers. ALL WELCOME - please spread by word of mouth.  FREE OF CHARGE. Teas, refreshments served in break.
Alistair Sinclair,  the Head of the SCFF (Scottish Creel Fishermen's Federation) will be speaking in Ullapool about his vision for the future of our seas and his view on how it is possible to regenerate our coastal economies and marine environment. Alistair is the National Spokesperson for the largest creel and dive group of fishermen. He has devoted his life to restoring the seas for the benefit of the coastal communities and for the fishermen on the west coast he represents - which includes many of the fishermen in our area.   It is a rare treat to hear one of Scotland's leading experts on this issue and to be able to ask questions too.  A well known Economist will also speak for 5-10 mins after.  He recently published a significant Government report on Management of the Inshore waters and by chance happens to be holidaying in the area. So he has been persuaded to join us after to give a brief outline of his report plus a short Q & A.  The Combination is an unmissable chance to understand the issues from different perspectives and stimulate our own thinking on what a sustainable model of fisheries and conservation management might look like.
It is possible a speaker from the COAST of Arran (a recently awarded marine campaign group ) may come too (TBC).

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Sara Nason

A note: This was Brian's inspiration - because he felt it would really benefit the whole community to understand more about the issues. So PLEASE, please spread the word on the talk. The speaker is making a huge effort on our behalf with a long round trip on a Sunday  - so it would be great if as many people as possible could attend and show him a welcome.  It's probably a one off chance given his schedule and the distances. So please help by spreading the word and make his trip worthwhile.  We might put a hat around for people to put in a few coins to buy him a Thank you.

WREN would like to thank the following organisations for their support:
Scottish Natural Heritage
The European Agriculture fund for Rural Development. Europe investing in rural areas
Leader
RSPB
The Highland Council
The Scottish Government

Tom Forrest (Chairman) chair@wr-en.co.uk

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