Introducing ReMEDIES

LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES is focusing on how sensitive seabed habitats are impacted by recreational activities. Together, our partnership aims to:

  • Reduce recreational pressures on sensitive habitats
  • Restore and protect sensitive habitats
  • Promote awareness of these habitats and their importance

ReMEDIES is funded by the EU LIFE programme and led by Natural England in partnership with The Royal Yachting Association, Marine Conservation Society, Ocean Conservation Trust and Plymouth City Council/Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum. See our Partners and Funders page for more information.

Helford River ©Lewis_Jefferies
Helford River ©Lewis_Jefferies
Restoration team - credit Ocean Conservation Trust

England’s largest seagrass planting programme underway

Today (21 April 2021), work on England’s largest seagrass planting effort is taking place in Plymouth Sound National Marine Park. It is estimated that the UK may have lost up to 92 per cent of its seagrass1. Factors including wasting disease, pollution and physical disturbance have been identified as contributing causes.  Seagrass meadows provide homes…

Yarmouth 2018 Zostera marina in foreground credit Tim Ferrero/Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Yarmouth is pioneering marine project’s new moorings

Two types of environmentally friendly moorings, known as Advanced Mooring Systems (AMS), have been installed in the Solent, near Yarmouth Harbour on the Isle of Wight. They are part of a trial being carried out by the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES project, a marine conservation project to protect and restore the seabed at five areas along…



Now that summer is here and public events are slowly starting to return, the ReMEDIES partnership is getting out and about to showcase our work. Over the weekend of Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July, we attended The Sail Grand Prix – a huge event in the sailing calendar. It features teams racing against each…

Boats on the water at Cawsand

Surveying Advanced Mooring Systems

Jean-Luc Solandt of the Marine Conservation Society took a dive at Cawsand Bay to record the effects of introducing new Advanced Mooring Systems.

Emma Nolan - credit Ocean Conservation Trust

Planting in Plymouth

The first day of seagrass restoration efforts for the Life Recreation ReMEDIES project. Deploying 4000 seagrass seed bags into the ocean.