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Marine and Coastal Biosecurity and Priority Species Workshop - FAL ESTUARY

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St Just in Roseland

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Biosecurity and Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) workshop for anyone involved with managing or organising marine/coastal activities.

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Marine and Coastal Biosecurity and Priority Species Workshop - Fal Estuary

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We are running a Biosecurity and Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) workshop specifically targeted towards anyone involved with managing or organising activities in coastal/ marine waters. For example:

• Estuary & Catchment Partnerships

• Authorities with responsibility for the coastal fringe, e.g. IFCA, MMO etc.

• Water based activity providers

• Coastal managers/beach owners

• Marine conservation groups/NGOs

• Marine Citizen Science Project officers/volunteers

• Marine research/surveyors

The workshop is designed to provide attendees with the tools to better manage the threat of INNS, it will include:

• Overview of regionally important INNS

• Improving site biosecurity

• User-groups specific biosecurity actions

• Tools to write an effective estuary biosecurity plan

• Overview of priority species at threat of introduction

• INNS reporting

We will visit the local creek to examine Pacific oysters and identify any other INNS present. There will be plenty of time during the day for discussions on best practice among attendees.

St Just Institute, St Just in Roseland on Monday 25th November

Workshop will run from 10 until 4 with tea, coffee and a light lunch provided. Please ensure you bring appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather.

If you have a biosecurity plan for your site that you would be happy to discuss during the workshop, whether it is in draft form or in use, please get in touch on booking.

An agenda will be available prior to the event.

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We are also running marine and coastal workshops in Fowey and Exeter along with freshwater and riparian workshops in Exeter, Bristol and Studland. If you would like to attend any of these, or know anyone who might be interested please get in touch.

Coastal and Estuaries: Coral Smith, 01752 862538, csmith@devonwildlifetrust.org

Freshwater and Riparian: Alice Baker (01380) 736066, AliceB@wiltshirewildlife.org

RAPID LIFE

RAPID LIFE is a three-year project (2017-2020) piloting innovative approaches to Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) management in freshwater aquatic, riparian and coastal environments across England. The project has two strands, the first was the production of the Regional INNS Management Plans (RIMPS) (Available here: http://www.nonnativespecies.org/index.cfm?pageid=632).

These workshops form the second strand of the project, aiming to raise awareness with water resource managers and user groups and provide the toolkits for improved biosecurity across the region.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Devon Wildlife Trust, wrote the South West RIMP. We are now working on the second strand through biosecurity and priority species training workshops.

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St Just Institute, St Just Lane, St Just in Roseland, Truro, TR2 5HB

There is on street parking available outside the venue.

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