Members Profile

Jean
Ainsley

Sealife Adventures/ Firth of Lorne
Jean helps to run Sealife Adventures diving and wildlife charters in the Firth of Lorne. Via this she has been involved in the processes of ending tangle netting in the FoL in 2002 and also in the European complaint which led to the end of Scallop Dredging in the FoL and Creran SACs. Jean has invested time in writing reports, letters and newspaper articles to support the work of ensuring adequate protection of the Firth of Lorne, and has also spent much time lobbying MSPs on conservation issues.

In 2018 we have just submitted a complain to the EU regarding the illegal use of Acoustic Deterrent Devices by Fish farms which disturb, exclude and potentially damage the hearing of cetaceans. We are continuing this campaign and have a petition with over 26,000 signature calling for an end to these devices.