A young fisher from North Devon
Ben Bengey

Ben is 18 years old and proud to run his own boat, which has both a commercial and a charter licence. This flexibility allows him to keep his business viable. Ben is supportive of measures to recover depleting fish stocks and talks proudly of the Lundy NTZ, which is located not too far from where he fishes.

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Author: Ben Bengey

Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon

Community-based shellfish farming
Porlock Bay Shellfish

Porlock Bay Shellfish is considered to be the first community-based sustainable shellfish farming project in the UK and it will create at least three full-time jobs in the local area.

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Author: Porlock Bay Shellfish

Location: Porlock, Somerset, South West England

Loving the beach
Venus Company

The Venus Company aims to balance its customers’ needs with environmental and social considerations. The six Venus cafés and shops at beaches and locations in Devon and Cornwall support 30 jobs.

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Author: The Venus Company

Location: South West England

The South West Coast Path
"SWCP Minehead start" by Geof Sheppard - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The South West Coast Path is used all year round by walkers, who contribute millions of pounds into shops and businesses in the region supporting almost 10,000 local jobs.

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Author: The South West Coast Path team

Location: South West England

The coast as an educational resource
Sea class

Learn to Sea is an award-winning marine education facility in South Devon, run by the marine biologist Maya Plass, which uses the coast as an educational resource.

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Author: Maya Plass

Location: South Devon, South West England