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The condition of seabed habitats, fish and shellfish in the Clyde workshop

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The seas of the Clyde Marine Region are varied and complex, and are used for a huge range of activities from industry to recreation. They are also home to a rich diversity of species and habitats, which have undergone many changes over time.

We would like to invite you to a "Workshop on the condition of seabed habitats, fish and shellfish in the Clyde".

This public event is hosted by the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP), who are responsible for developing the Clyde Regional Marine Plan. A presentation will be given on the findings of the ‘Clyde Marine Region Assessment’, which describes the current condition of the Clyde, changes over time, and the sensitivities and pressures faced by its diverse marine life. The focus 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 also 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.

The discussions will be led by a team from Inmara Ltd (http://inmara.co), with input from key members of the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership.

Light refreshments will be available. Please feel free to circulate this information around your wider networks.




Photo credit: A hermit crab, Otter Narrows, Loch Fyne, Photographer: Ben James © SNH. All rights reserved. Please contact CMEU for details - snhmarinephotos@snh.gov.uk

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