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Jersey Marine Conservation (JMC) is all about engaging in more than just a conversation. Particularly here in Jersey, everywhere we look there are committees and groups who can happily sit round a table talking constructively about what needs to be done. The real challenge is putting those proposals into practice. A few groups do achieve a great deal on a practical basis and we can proudly say with true compassion that we are one of them.  Since 2011 we have spearheaded some game changing Marine Conservation initiatives and along the way, won numerous awards and received media accolades which, demonstrating how valued our work is. Without funding we could not have done this and we thank the sponsors and donors who have believed in us and supported us. Keeping the charity going is a time consuming vocation that makes being paid to work seem like a holiday! There are so many charities who desperately need help but we are the only group running a continuous programme to safeguard our Island’s bit of the ‘Blue Planet’.

In Jersey and the surrounding Channel Islands the sea is so much a part of our lives we often take it for granted. If we did nothing about safeguarding its future, in JMC, we believe we would be forgoing our responsibility to both community and the environment.

Since our beginnings in 2011 through the support of the Société Jersiase Marine Biology section and the help with training and surveying from Seasearch (which is part of the Marine Conservation Society uk) we have made enormous strides in achieving our aims.

Through our structured data gathering and education programme we maintain a structured programme which we hope will protect our marine ecosystems for future generations. In some ways we are already too late and some changes that have taken place are irreversible. In an interview for the Town Crier Rob Ward made said about changing current priorities and policies: “We have a duty to future generations” …..”We need to move away from the data-driven model of Education. Our children are more than just numbers on a spreadsheet. We must be installing a passion for learning that stays with our children for a lifetime. That way exams will be passed but we will have a better society and happier young people”.

For our Team and volunteers the ‘fun’ bit is twofold: Firstly-getting in some pretty chilly water, sometimes battling dangerous rip currents to get an image of a rare species and finding ourselves in the domain of some amazing creatures whose struggles for survival would be our worst nightmare. Secondly seeing and hearing the reactions from youngster fascinated by the life within Jersey’s marine waters.

Please contact us if you want to find out more about our mission.

Multi-Award Winning

In 7 years we have won 7 awards and counting…

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