Listened #2 Seawilding – Scotland
On the west coast of Scotland, by the shores of Loch Craignish, a community has come together to help restore their marine environment.
When deciding on how to put something back, they identified two priority marine features they could do something about.This is a story about carbon capturing seagrass, water filtering oysters & the passionate people tirelessly working to restore both.
Really interesting listen especially about the extent of oyster beds and sea grass around the Scottish coast in fairly recent history.
In the 1790s, as many as 30 million were harvested a year from the Firth of Forth, just outside of Edinburgh.
By 1882, the Edinburgh Oyster Hall was down to just 55,000.