Reef to protect endangered UK crayfish
Torbay-based ARC Marine is building the world’s first modular artificial reef at Vobster Quay, an inland water site and former quarry, near Radstock, Somerset in order to help save the UK’s endangered white-clawed freshwater crayfish. The company is seeking crowd funding for the project and asking the public to donate funds for the structure and to prove the viability of artificial reefs in ocean conservation.
Follow this link to read more about the artificial reef at Vobster Key.
At 74km2, Chichester Harbour is the largest natural estuary in South East England. It is a living, working landscape, where over 10,000 people live. The Harbour straddles the county boundary between West Sussex and Hampshire, and every year, around 1.5 million people visit, whether to sail the waters or walk the network of footpaths. There are 14 sailing clubs in... Read More»
Our local waters throng with marine life. In Chichester Harbour pontoon pilings and mooring chains are covered in a wealth of colourful seaweeds and animals and reefs of native oysters provide a home for bright red sea squirts, hydroids and sponges. The worms, crustaceans and molluscs that provide food for Harbour birds also sustain a rich food chain below... Read More»
The peninsula contains several internationally important nature conservation areas (see wildlife page). Extensive consultation took place to examine how the environmental character of the Manhood could be enhanced by the Medmerry managed realignment scheme and how it could benefit the local population, through sensitive management of habitat and tourism. The scheme has been sucessfully completed and is now managed... Read More»