Protecting fish and livelihoods in the Medway
River Medway Fish

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.

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Author: Tom Clegg, Kent and Essex IFCA

Location: Medway, South East England

Reimagining Margate
1. NORTHDOWN NETWORK - HELENA JORDAN

Using the town of Margate as their case study, students from Studio 2 of the BA Architecture Course at Central Saint Martin’s were inspired by the Blue New Deal to explore new ideas for living, working and playing by the seaside.

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Author: Central Saint Martin’s Studio 2 Architecture Students

Location: Margate

Catchbox Worthing
catchbox launch dinner

Catchbox Worthing promotes traditional, small-scale fishing in the local area, raising awareness of the diminishing trade. They work with small-scale fishers who use responsible methods, so that the community can enjoy delicious, locally caught seafood with a clear conscience.

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Author: Anne Weinhold

Location: Worthing, West Sussex, South East England

Supporting the fishing community
Hastings Fishermen's Protection Society

The Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society is helping to promote the social, cultural and economic value of the UK’s largest beach-launched fishing fleets.

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Author: Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society

Location: East Sussex, South East England

Coastal adaptation at Birling Gap
Birling Gap, The National Trust

To tackle the challenge of coastal erosion, the property team at Birling Gap decided to work as much as possible with nature and not against it, in order to maintain a local attraction that receives around 350,000 visitors a year.

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Author: The National Trust

Location: Birling Gap, East Sussex, South East England

Restoring habitats to increase resilience
Photo by Peter Holmes

The Medmerry Realignment Scheme in West Sussex is an innovative coastal defence saving £300,000 in taxpayers’ money each year and enabling year-round business opportunities.

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Author: New Economics Foundation

Location: West Sussex, South East England

Footprints in the sand
Thanet Coast Project

The Thanet Coast Project reconnected people from deprived areas of Kent with their coast, increasing their knowledge of local cultural heritage, helping address health inequalities and developing conservation skills.

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Author: Thanet Coast Project

Location: Thanet, Kent, South East England