Now published: CJS Focus on Marine & Coastal Environments in association with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS)

Our first look at this section of the sector runs to 16 pages in total. Marine Conservation Society (MCS) lead with an article on marine pollution, they describe some of this year’s initiatives to try and tackle the problem including beach cleans and the Plastic Challenge in June. The article also details some of the recent published scientific studies in to marine plastic litter. Bass Rock is home to the largest Northern gannet colony in the world; Maggie Sheddan from the Scottish Seabird Centre explains why it is the perfect habitat and a bit about the lives of the gannets on the rock. Paul Naylor takes photos of marine species and environments in a bid to highlight British marine life, hear about the work he does as part of Dorset Wildlife Trust talks about Studland Bay’s seagrass meadows, the species they support and how important the threatened habitat is. Seawatch Foundation has been involved in marine mammal monitoring for over 40 years; they describe how important monitoring is to conservation efforts and how to get involved. Steart Marshes is a recent wetland creation by the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust; Marks Simpson details its creation, the issues encountered and the already evident benefits reaped from this newly created habitat, and the management of a coast path is something South West Coast Path National Trail Partnership know all about, they write about some of the issues encountered. This edition also includes adverts for projects, websites, services and training. Read it here