Marine Protected areas are important not just from a conservation point of view, but also because the habitat needs protection.
Too much of the seabed has been destroyed by dredging and trawling, the key to marine conservation lies in the protection of the kelp forests, and I believe that all our coastal waters need protection, up to a depth of 100m as kelp forest has been found at significant depths, and filter feeders can live in total darkness.
Join the campaign for Marine Scotland here :-
Save the Seas Campaign
And see the first underwater film of the St Kilda kelp forest done in 1973 by the late Jim Buchanan and his colleagues from the Marine Society of Scotland.