Support for the Sussex Kelp Restoration Project - Two year kelp recovery anniversary
In June 2022 Ferry Farm Community Solar provided a £55,000 grant to the Sussex Kelp Restoration Project (SKRP) to support the project's aims and ongoing work.
Credit: SKRP progress and impact report 2021-2022, Big Wave Productions
The vision of the project is the recovery of kelp and other essential fish habitats at scale in Sussex support a thriving and sustainable marine ecosystem that benefits nature, fisheries, coastal communities and our planet.
To support and monitor the natural recovery of kelp and other essential fish habitats in Sussex, and the impact of the Sussex Nearshore Trawling Byelaw.
To understand the ecological, social and economic value of kelp and other essential fish habitats in Sussex.
To identify and minimise damaging impacts on existing and potential kelp habitat and other essential fish habitats.
To assess the need for and the feasibility of active kelp restoration.
To increase understanding of and community engagement in Sussex kelp and other essential fish habitats, so that their importance to the environment and society are known, and to enable marine ecosystem recovery elsewhere.
SKRP have recently published their progress and impact report for 2021-2022 outlining how the project is delivering on its aims two years after inception, with all the activities and results across its diverse programme. The full report can be accessed and downloaded here.
Credit: SKRP progress and impact report 2021-2022
Please visit SKRP's website for background information on the kelp and the project's history, ethos and research, ways to get involved and to stay up to date with their great work and progress.