2. Sussex Marine and Coastal Forum

Theme: Coastal waters


  • 7. Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters.

Project description

A developing forum for sustainable management of the marine and coastal environment.

The Sussex Marine and Coastal Forum (SMaCF) is a collection of partners who share an interest in our Sussex coastline and associated estuaries of the rivers Cuckmere, Ouse, Arun and Adur, and Chichester Harbour. The aim of the forum is to promote a sustainable approach to the management, use and development of the Sussex coast and estuaries, to ensure that its inherent natural and cultural qualities are maintained and enhanced for the benefot of future generations.

Current topics of interest include the designation and development of management actions for Marine Conservation Zones, gathering of evidence to beter understand how to manage these waters, and raising awareness of the biodoversity and habitats that our coastline supports.

Project type: Forum
WFD status: Moderate
WFD overall status objective: Good ecological potential
Benefiting species/habitats: Marine and coastal flora and fauna
Total area covered by project: Sussex coastline and its estuaries
Project lead: IFCA
Project partners: Environment Agency, Natural England, South Downs National Park Authority, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Marine Management Organisation
Funding source: None needed
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Project start: 2014
Project end: Ongoing

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.