Craignish Restoration of Marine and Coastal Habitat (CROMACH) was established to give local people a voice in marine management.

 

It aims to encourage and promote sustainable use of local waters for recreation, fishing and other marine activities whilst protecting and allowing recovery of biodiversity and natural processes in Loch Craignish, the Sound of Jura and the Firth of Lorn, and the wider marine environment.

 

 

As a community group CROMACH also raises awareness within the community on marine issues and promotes and seeks to carry out research, surveys and investigations of the local marine environment.

 

An exciting plan by the CROMACH coastal community group to restore native oysters to Loch Craignish, in the Hope Spot area, is under way.

 

The first oysters were put into the sea in 2019. Children from the local primary school will be involved in monitoring their progress.