Workshop on the condition of seabed habitats, fish and shellfish in the Clyde – Campbeltown, 20th April, 16.00-19.00, Kintyre Community Education Centre. To register for a place at the workshop please visit this Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/clyde-marine-planning-partnership-14275933879.
The ‘Clyde Marine Region Assessment’, describes the current condition of the Clyde, changes over time, and the sensitivities and pressures faced by its diverse marine life. The focus for this public workshop will be on:
- Seabed habitats, including: biogenic reefs (e.g. flame shell beds), seagrass and maerl beds, soft muddy sediments (important for burrowing animals) and rocky reefs.
- Fish, including: the historical decline in herring and fish that live on or near the seabed (e.g. cod, haddock and whiting).
- Shellfish, including: the prawn (Nephrops) fishery of today, and other commercially important shellfish in the Clyde such as scallops, crabs and lobsters.
- Marine policy: with an open discussion on future marine planning policy in the Clyde in relation to the above topics, as well as opportunities for ongoing research and collaboration – input is welcome from the public.
Two short video animations will be shown to illustrate the process of the ‘Assessment’, and the ‘condition of seabed habitats, fish and shellfish in the Clyde’. A guide has also been drafted for the public to describe the topics above, and will be shown at the workshop.
If you would like to attend the workshop please visit this Eventbrite page to register for a place.