Craignish Restoration of Marine and Coastal Habitat (CROMACH)

Craignish Restoration of Marine and Coastal Habitats (CROMACH) is a community group based in Loch Craignish on the west coast of Scotland. It was established to give local people a voice in local marine management. It aims to encourage and promote sustainable use of local waters for recreation, fishing and other marine activities whilst allowing recovery of biodiversity and natural processes in Loch Craignish, the Sound of Jura and the Firth of Lorn. CROMACH also raises awareness within the community on marine issues and seeks to carry out research, surveys and investigations of the local marine environment.

In 2019, CROMACH came together with other Argyll communities to sucessfully achieve the first Mission Blue Hope Spot in Scotland, and mainland UK, the Argyll Coast and Islands Hope Spot.

In 2020, CROMACH and other organisations set up the Seawilding project, which aims to advance the environmental protection and improvement of Scottish coastal waters by developing and delivering projects to restore degraded marine habitats and species, including native oysters and other priority marine features around coastal shorelines.