Welcome to the North Sea Wildlife Project
Living Seas. What picture does this phrase conjure up in your mind? A rocky reef bursting with brightly coloured fish, corals and sponges? A boat trip in the company of leaping dolphins and playful seals? Fishermen hauling nets brimming with big, tasty fish? Living Seas are all these things and more. We urgently need your help to bring back the UK’s Living Seas.
Twelve Wildlife Trusts (Northumberland, Durham, Tees Valley, Yorkshire, Sheffield, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Leicester and Rutland, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough, Norfolk, Suffolk), located across the East coast of England aim to make the concept of 'Living Seas' a reality though a project which will promote protection of the North Sea's weird and wonderful marine wildlife, from the smallest plankton to the largest whales.
The project focuses mainly on the English North Sea, from Northumberland down to Suffolk and 200 nautical miles out to sea - to find out more click here. The marine environment is not a confined one, processes occurring in one area will both directly and indirectly affect others, for this reason we will also be exploring and developing links with neighbouring projects and partner organisations where possible to turn Living Seas from myth to reality.
This short film highlights the efforts being made by Withernsea based fishermen that ensure high quality products with low environmental impacts.
Hollywood may have its ‘Walk of Fame’ but the real stars of the show this summer are to be spotted around the UK coast. Starfish are the most instantly recognisable, and perhaps one of our most mysterious, sea species.
The Wildlife Trusts rally marine advocates! Support for the proper protection of our seas is being sought by The Wildlife Trusts through a new campaign, which will launch on World Ocean’s Day (8 June).
Our latest issue of North Sea News is now available.