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
Seagrass, Isles of Scilly. Credit Michiel Vos/Ocean Image Bank

New boat mooring system paves way for significant seagrass rewilding

A pioneering project by the Marine Conservation Society and the Ocean Conservation Trust has recorded significant seagrass regrowth in Plymouth Sound, whilst continuing to allow safe boat mooring. Four years following the installation of a new ‘Advanced Mooring System’, the Marine Conservation Society and partners at the Ocean Conservation Trust report a 212% increase in…

Seagrass awareness boards unveiled at marinas across Plymouth

Interpretation boards help boat users navigate sensitive seabed habitats The new seagrass information boards in Plymouth are the first to be installed at marinas and harbours in five key seagrass sites in the South of England. The first of these boards, funded by the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES Project, were installed at six marinas across Plymouth,…

4,000 Seagrass plants deployed in Plymouth Sound

Our work on England’s largest seagrass restoration effort continues in Plymouth Sound National Marine Park this summer.  ReMEDIES restoration lead the Ocean Conservation Trust (OCT), have planted 100 seagrass pillows into the restoration site at Jennycliff Bay, each containing around 40 healthy seagrass plants, with rhizomes. With this latest effort covering 2,500 square metres of…

Spotlight on Essex Estuaries

New Essex Site Lead Jules is off in search of seagrass I’m excited to get cracking in my role as the new Natural England Marine Lead Advisor for the ReMEDIES project in Essex. One of the first things for me to do has naturally been to see Essex seagrass. Dwarf Eelgrass Here in the Essex…

Scilly Seagrass and Beautiful Boat Trips

We’ve been spreading the word about seagrass at the Isles of Scilly Festival of Nature It has been a glorious start to the season! Three representatives from the ReMEDIES project got to enjoy the weather to the full at the Isles of Scilly Festival of Nature. The Isles of Scilly is one of the Special…

Invasive species alert! Wire Weed and Watersipora

Whilst we work to conserve and restore our seagrass beds, we need to watch out for invasive species that threaten the seagrass ecosystem.   From May-July you might spot the up to two metres-long, olive brown fronds of wire weed (Sargassum muticum). Wire weed interferes with seagrass bed regeneration. It spreads through the dispersal of…