The Sound of Jura is home to some of the most fascinating and diverse marine life in Scotland. We seek to protect the Sound, the River Add and their local users from threats to the area’s wildlife and local sustainable economy. We are a member of the Coastal Communities Network, Scotland.
Kelp Farming Proposal in Argyll and Bute:
In November Local Authority Argyll and Bute published a feasibility study for A&B becoming a national hub for farming seaweed.
Friends of the Sound of Jura is now a registered Scottish charity No: SC049740
An excellent report on illegal industrial fishing which is damaging Scotland's 'Great Barrier Reef' was aired on Channel 4 on Friday 1 November 2019.
We objected to the proposal to increase biomass at Loch Shuna fish farm
ILLEGAL DREDGING IN MPAs
Along with over 30 other organisations Friends of the Sound of Jura have signed joint letters to the First Minister and to the ECCLR asking for urgent action on illegal dredging in MPAs.
Marine Scotland and SNH are planning seabed surveys this June.