At around 7 years from conception to publication, our research takes time. But that’s exactly the point. When we were first approached by the Blue Marine Foundation and local fishermen of Lyme Bay, concerned about the potential impacts associated with an increase in static potting in response to mobile fishing being banned from inside the Lyme Bay MPA… … More Managing fisheries at an ‘optimal’ level could offer long-term benefits to fishermen and the environment
It’s 2021, lockdown is easing and the team are on the road earlier than usual kicking off the fieldwork season with the first baseline survey of the underwater world of St Abbs, Scotland … More 2021 kicks off in Scotland!
After spending the darker, colder months analysing all of the survey footage from 2018, and prepping for this year’s field season, the team were ready to don the oilskins again and get back out at sea. This year the team kicked off fieldwork in the Isles of Scilly, as part of the SCILL-E project. Working … More Scilly survey 2019
The team have just returned from the 12th International Temperate Reefs Symposium, where they presented work from multiple projects … More International Temperate Reefs Symposium
The summer of 2018 has taken the team on their busiest fieldwork season to date, working on projects spanning the length of the country. The Lyme Bay monitoring survey saw its 11th year … More The Endless Summer
Last week the team were out catching schooling bass (“Schoolies”) in Salcombe Harbour for the first tagging event in the I-BASS project. … More When the wind blows from the east, the fish bite the least – our first tagging campaign in Salcombe Harbour
As part of Plymouth University’s International Women’s Day celebrations … More Plymouth University celebrates International Women’s Day 2018
Exciting new PhD opportunity at Plymouth University to work with the Lyme Bay MPA 10-year data set, addressing the effectiveness of partially protected marine areas for ecosystem based fisheries management. Full details here.
The first round of ecological surveys as part of the EU Horizon 2020 funded CEFOW (Clean Energy From Ocean Waves) project have been successfully completed by Plymouth and Exeter universities … More H2020 CEFOW Year 1 Ecological Studies Complete
Do you like our hats?! – Fantastic day at sea yesterday collecting mud samples at the Offshore mussel site in Lyme Bay.