Local fishers and regulators create the UK’s largest no-take zone in the River Medway. A unique example of a bottom-up approach to both conservation and fisheries management, ensuring stable protection for the future.
Author: Tom Clegg, Kent and Essex IFCA
Location: Medway, South East England
The Flamborough Head No Take Zone (NTZ) was established in 2010 as the only area in the North Sea which is fully protected from all damaging human activities. It is playing an important role in supporting a healthier marine environment and helping to restore the productivity of the North Sea.
Author: Heather Davison
Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
Ulster Wildlife has been a champion of the environment for over 30 years. The Community Engagement and Voluntary Marine Conservation Areas Project, funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, is working to bring long-term benefits to communities and the marine environment on which they depend.
Author: Dave Wall
Location: Northern Ireland
The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT)’s Sea Change project explores solutions, which can deliver conservation objectives as well as support jobs and the local economy in a number of coastal communities across the Hebrides, West Scotland.
Author: Gemma Paterson, The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust
Location: Isle of Mull, Scotland
The Wales Coast App has been developed by the environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy to offer visitors to the Wales coast all the information they need to fully explore and enjoy what coastal Wales has to offer, as well as supporting the local economies of Welsh coastal communities.
Author: Emily Wells
A community marine conservation organisation in the Firth of Clyde in Scotland is leading the way in promoting better protection of the marine environment to the benefit of people and the economy.
Author: COAST (Community of Arran Seabed Trust)
Location: Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde, Scotland