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Seawilding with Danny Renton

Rewilding is all about letting nature take over to the benefit of ecosystems, inhabitants, and us. This is just as true in the sea as it is on the land. Seawilding is a group on the west coast of Scotland aiming to reestablish a viable native oyster population that could improve its local habitat for other species and provide a viable and sustainable fishery for the local community around Loch Craignish.

Danny Renton, director of the project, joins us to discuss digestive biscuits, oyster hoisters and strange packages from the Royal Mail.

You can find out more about Seawilding at and you can find the three mile limit petition we spoke about here.

Seawilding is a Scottish Charity actively working to restore degraded inshore marine habitats. Our primary project, funded by the National Lottery, is to restore the native oyster beds once widespread at Loch Craignish, Argyll. By doing this, we will improve water quality and enhance biodiversity and address the degradation of the loch caused by scallop dredging, fish farm activity and anchoring and effluent from recreational boating. This is an exciting, pioneering community-led project involving many volunteers, school pupils, the Ardfern Yacht Centre, and academic institutions.

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