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Congratulations to COAST and BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION
30 December 2014
Two of our great friends and supporters are celebrating prestigious awards to round off 2014.
It gives particular pleasure to congratulate COAST on its 2014 Nature of Scotland Award for Marine Conservation, following as it does the 2013 award achieved by Fair Isle. Just like FIMETI, COAST is a community-led initiative for sustainable marine management; and its efforts have been almost as long as our own. Our two organisations are very supportive of each other’s aspirations.
The citation reads:
“recognised worldwide as one of the UK’s leading community marine conservation organisations, COAST has been acknowledged for its outstanding work in promoting sustainable marine management around the isle of Arran. The Marine Conservation Award is sponsored by Marine Scotland and the awards are hosted by the RSPB (COAST also reached the shortlist for a Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland 2014 award).”
COAST's Manager Andrew Binnie said: “Arran and COAST have been at the forefront of community-led marine conservation for nearly 20 years”.
For more details, visit http://www.arrancoast.com/
BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION
We are delighted to congratulate the Blue Marine Foundation on a thoroughly deserved achievement in being named NGO of the year in the 2014 PEA Awards. BLUE has been a very strong advocate of our initiative for several years; and it is true to say that without their intervention and help Fair Isle could not have put together such a powerful MPA proposal.
BLUE’s response was “to thank all our friends and supporters for helping us to get this far. We hope that this award will carry us on a wave to achieve even more in the coming year.”
For more details, visit http://www.peaawards.com/
Details of BLUE’s sterling work are to be found at http://www.bluemarinefoundation.com/