CAOLAS was set up in 2015 by local community members as a way to involve people in their marine environment.

The group is from the Morvern and Ardnamurchan areas which are connected by sea by Loch Sunart and the Sound of Mull.

The value of our coastal waters for wildlife, recreation and tourism as well as fishing is being increasingly recognised. CAOLAS aims to encourage local people to contribute towards decisions about the management of their local waters.

One way in which we achieve this is by developing a programme of education and activities – with local and national expertise – that shows people what wonderful marine life we have in Loch Sunart and the Sound of Mull and the importance of looking after it for the benefit of everyone.