Tag Archives: lyme bay

The Coal Barge and the Jewel Anemones

The case for a Highly Protected Marine Area (HPMA) in Lyme Bay in the September issue of the Marshwood Vale Magazine Republished in The Ecologist.

Letter from Lyme Bay

For The Ecologist I witness the emergence in Charmouth of a new community initiative, Ban the Beads. It aims to hold South West Water to account for the millions of plastic bio-beads that have been washing up on beaches all around the West Country. Also: Adam Rees’ new report on the impact of commercial potting […]

Making Marine Protection Work

The Ecologist Magazine has posted an article here about the debate in Lyme Bay and beyond over how best to monitor the recovery of Marine Protected Areas.

The Trouble with Simplifying the Sea

The Ecologist posted this, about a new Plymouth University report into what overfishing has done to the Channel.

A Question of Real Protection

Resurgence posted a shorter and slightly updated version of the piece about Marine Conservation Zones which I did for The Ecologist in December. You can read it here.

Taking the Conservation out of Marine Conservation Zones

This article, for The Ecologist website, is a response to the government’s recent designation of 27 Marine Conservation Zones

Our Sea Needs Our Say

I’m hosting a discussion about marine conservation and Lyme Bay with Philip Hoare, George Monbiot and Callum Roberts 8 PM on 17th September, at The Electric Palace in Bridport. £7 entrance. See below for details. Sixty square miles of Lyme Bay became the first Marine Protected Area of significant size in English waters in 2008. […]

The Bay of Napoli – The New Internationalist

An article inspired by the environmental disaster that occured when The Napoli ran aground on Branscombe Beach in the South West of England. It was published in the New Internationalist in February 2007. Brief excerpt: There was, briefly, something for everybody on Branscombe Beach. The Napoli, a container-ship out of Antwerp bound for Portugal and […]