A MARINE conservation champion has launched a bold bid to become the area’s next member of Parliament. David Nairn, who is a marine ecologist and commercial skipper, is the Scottish Green candidate as the area prepares to go to the polls on December 12. The Fairlie man has played an active role in the Friends of the Firth of Clyde campaign and is also heavily involved in the monitoring of marine life on the Clyde. The 47-year-old said he decided to run in a bid to make his voice heard on climate change and the impact it is already having on our area. The candidate is currently campaigning for a full environmental impact appraisal of the Hunterston oil rig decommissioning yard proposals. He said: “The developers’ proposals threaten the existence of rare seagrass and native oyster beds. “I believe Ayrshire and Hunterston is the wrong choice for this activity and am encouraging alternative proposals that are better aligned with the environmental sensitivities of the area. “I believe there are massive opportunities for job creation and huge potential for positive social impacts developed in accordance with Scottish Green New Deal aspirations.” David manages Clyde Porpoise Community Interest Company, a grassroots community project engaged in long term marine mammal and environmental monitoring of the Clyde.
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