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Reporting Invasive Non-Native Species

Reporting the sighting of invasive non-native species is incredibly important. This allows Marine Scotland and partners to do their best to protect the natural environment.

If you suspect you have seen an invasive non-native species then please report it immediately on the Scottish Environment and Rural Services (SEARS) telephone number 08452 30 20 50 or email: info@sears.scotland.gov.uk

It is helpful if you can

  • take a photo or detailed description
  • identify the location, ideally to the nearest 100m
  • note the date and roughly how many you saw