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Seagrass restoration in Scotland


This comprehensive online guide covers planning, licensing, legislation, biosecurity, site selection, seed collection, transplantation techniques, monitoring, benefits of seagrass, and case studies. Although written from a Scottish perspective, much of the guidance is applicable across the UK.


Guidance type/project stage

  • Ecosystem creation
  • Governance
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring and assessment
  • Planning
  • Ecosystem restoration


  • Coastal and marine
  • Seagrass

Challenges addressed

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Biodiversity
  • Food production
  • Health, wellbeing & cultural value
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Natural flood management
  • Water quality

Source | NatureScot Research Report 1286.

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