Marine Conservation drop-in day

Finding Sanctuary's Spike Searle
Finding Sanctuary's Spike Searle

Finding Sanctuary is holding a special drop-in day for sea users next week at the Cornwall Fisheries Resource Centre in Newlyn.

Fishermen, charter boat operators, divers, yachtsmen, or anyone with an interest in marine wildlife, is invited to attend between 11am and 8pm on Wednesday, November 4.

Spike Searle, Finding Sanctuary’s liaison officer for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly explained: “We need sea users to come along and find out about how new Marine Conservations Zones (MCZs) could affect their lives – whether people have been involved in MCZs already, or don’t really know what they’re about, we want to meet them.

“Marine Conservation Zones are coming and they will be with us very soon. Finding Sanctuary believes that the people and groups that could be affected by the MCZs, should be involved in deciding where they are located and how they are managed.

“At Finding Sanctuary we are working on behalf of everyone to achieve the best possible outcome for MCZs, both in terms of conservation and people’s livelihoods and leisure interests. However, we can only achieve this if sea users come and tell us what they think.”