Northumberland Seafood Centre
Cooking demo puffin fest 15

The Northumberland Seafood Centre supports the local inshore fishing fleet by finding new lucrative markets for the produce as well as selling directly to the community; a whole catch ethos encourages sustainable fishing and introduces customers to new types of fish and seafood.

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Author: Julia Aston

Location: Amble, Northumberland, North East England

Fishers leading on improved management

The South Devon and Channel Shellfishermen (SD&CS) represents over 100 members of the Devon shellfish sector – from skippers, to merchants and restaurateurs. Since 1968, this association has made increasing efforts to lead on good fisheries management through innovation, cooperation and compromise.

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Author: Beshlie Pool

Location: South Devon

Wales’ only producer of rope-grown mussels

Thomas Shellfish Ltd. is Wales’ only producer of rope-grown mussels, an environmentally sustainable method to farm mussels. This family-run business, based in Swansea’s Queen’s Dock, expect to produce over 600 tonnes of mussels from this site each year.

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Author: Melony Nichols

Location: Queen's Dock, Swansea, Wales


SoleShare is a “Community Supported Fishery” in London, founded by a marine biologist and an aquatic ecologist. It aims to bring the freshest, most responsibly sourced seafood to Londoners by working directly with fishers and supporting responsible fishing practices.

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Author: Jack Clarke

Location: London

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

Walk the entire Welsh coastline
Group of friends having a drink on terrace overlooking beach
Ty Newydd Hotel
Lleyn Peninsula
Towns And Villages

The Wales Coast Path is the first in the world to encompass a country’s entire coastline. It connects local communities to their beautiful and diverse coast and it supports several thousands of businesses.

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Author: Wales Coast Path

Location: Wales

Renewable energy from the tides
Tidal Energy Ltd., DS on Pembroke Dock

Tidal Energy Ltd. is a small company researching, developing the technology and working to generate marine renewable energy from the tides to power up to 10,000 homes. It currently supports 10 direct jobs in Cardiff and Pembroke Dock, Wales.

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Author: Tidal Energy Ltd.

Location: Pembrokeshire, West Wales

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

Community-led marine conservation

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.

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Author: COAST (Community of Arran Seabed Trust)

Location: Isle of Arran, Firth of Clyde, Scotland

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