In Plymouth, the ReMEDIES project is funding a comprehensive study that explores marine recreational use, impact, intensity and distribution within the MPA, to ensure successful ongoing management and  protection. This project is due to complete in 2024. Outside ReMEDIES, the Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum are working on a large ongoing Marine Recreational Impacts Project which includes:

  • Developing and delivering strategies to mitigate impacts of high-risk recreational activities on the special features and species of the MPA.
  • Conducting baseline studies and on-going monitoring to ensure management actions are effective.
  • Raising awareness of the impacts of recreation on the MPA and improve education about how recreational users can minimise those impacts.
  • Engaging with water users and stakeholders to devise a strategy for sustainable management of the MPA.


A water users guide for recreational activities has been produced and South Devon AONB estuaries partnership provides information to users about sensitive habitats in the Yealm Estuary.