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

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

Protecting and restoring Flamborough Head
Flamborough Head NTZ

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.

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Author: Heather Davison

Location: East Riding of Yorkshire

The benefits of community-led conservation
Ulster Wildlife

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.

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Author: Dave Wall

Location: Northern Ireland

Scottish Seabird Centre
ScottishSeabirdCentre (c) Sean Bell

The Scottish Seabird Centre is a conservation and education charity dedicated to inspiring people to appreciate and care for wildlife and natural heritage. It is delivering significant socio-economic benefits to the area, including supporting over 80 jobs and contributing over £2million per annum to the local economy.

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Author: The Scottish Seabird Centre

Location: North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

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

Sustainable heating from the sea

Plas Newydd, an 18th century mansion on the Anglesey coast, Wales, is the first National Trust property to install a marine source heat pump, providing a long-term, low-maintenance, sustainable heating approach for the property.

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Author: Keith Jones, National Trust

Location: Anglesey, Wales

Marine wildlife conservation and tourism
Survey 2nd - 8th August 2006 (photo credit: Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust)

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.

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Author: Gemma Paterson, The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Location: Isle of Mull, Scotland

Portpatrick Harbour belongs to the community
Portpatrick Harbour Community Benefit Society kicking off thier community share pre launch campaign in collaboration with Life Boat Week

The Portpatrick Harbour Community Benefit Society have taken charge of their connection with the seas and brought their harbour into full community ownership to the benefit of current and future generations.

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Author: Morven Campbell

Location: Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

Wales Coast App
App Image

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.

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Author: Emily Wells

Location: Wales