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Jersey Marine Conservation have a year round programme of surveys, talks, remote beach cleans, exhibitions and educational workshops. In 2019 we started our seabed surveys in January. Our Reef Survey this year is running from May 25th to May 31st. The Butterfield Marine Watch Tank was at World Wetlands day followed by Seedy Sunday, school workshops at La Moye School & Mont L’Abbe. We were also at the ‘Cultivating Young Minds’ organised by the Jersey Royal Horticultural Society held at the Jersey Royal Showground, Trinity event on April 2nd. Summer Term kicks of with the Boat Show beginning on Saturday, May 2nd. There will be a Seasearch Observer’s Course on Saturday, April 27th and a Seasearch Sponge Workshop on Saturday, June 15th run by Jen Jones the UK Seasearch Sponges expert.

We undertake two main operations.

Data Gathering

MINQUIERS PhD STUDY 2018

Underwater we collect data on indicator species using the Seasearch Observer and Surveyor protocols, paying particular attention to key habitats and human impacts. Our island’s High Energy sites can only be reached in calm conditions and on a slack tide. Each year we carry out around 50 surveys ranging from the Pater Noster Reef in the North West to the Sauvage on the southern extremity of our Territorial waters.

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Education

LA MOYE SCHOOL WORKSHOP

A key aim is to educate our community, Schools and Colleges about the importance and current decline of what were in the past, healthy habitats. The big success of 2019 has been the introduction of the amazing Butterfield Marine Watch Touch Tank thanks to sponsorship by Butterfield Bank, enabling us demonstrate why marine conservation is so important. This has wowed everyone who has seen it. Its an amazing experience getting up close and personal to some fascinating creatures students you would never normally see. The project is helping schools include this important topic in the Curriculum, in a way that highlights it is not just a world issue but a local one as well. Schools appreciate how the ‘Roadshow’ reduces the logistics associated with educational experiences while environmentally we are reducing the impact field trips have on the rock pools caused by too much interference.

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Author

As the Chairman I have dedicated my life since 2011 to supporting Marine Conservation in Jersey. ‘The Jersey Scuba Explorers Guide‘ was written to illustrate how unique and important our waters are. All sale proceeds go towards the Jersey Seasearch project.

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Our Team

Executive Team

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Kevin

Founder

Former member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, BSAC  Liberty Rebreather Technical Diver, Underwater photographer, Author and Seasearch Coordinator/ Tutor.


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James

Education & Outreach Officer

Deputy Headmaster of St John’s School, Seasearch Trainee Surveyor, Technical Rebreather Diver and former Diving Instructor.


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Sam

Marine Biologist

Seasearch Surveyor. Currently completing a PhD with Plymouth University (sponsored by the Blue Water foundation, Insurance Corporation Young Conservationist 2017, Hons Marine Biology Graduate, Rescue Diver, videographer, Scout Leader and Assistant Kayak Instructor. (Wonder Woman!).


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Beverley

Secretary

Passionate Diver. Former Dive Master, Seasearch Observer, JMC Secretary & Treasurer, with over 40 years of hospitality industry expertise.


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Josh

Marketing & Developer

BSAC Qualified Marine Conservation Diver, Rescue Diver, Big Blue Intern and Marketing & Design specialist.

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