Ceredigion Marine Code
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During 2000-2011 we conducted:
Offshore bottlenose dolphin surveys throughout Cardigan Bay part funded by the Countryside Council for Wales utilising our own survey vessels.
Instigated a series of benthic surveys linked to the foraging of the bottlenose dolphin at previously identified hotspots (See 2005 Sarn's report) This was the first time in Cardigan Bay that this approach had been adopted using Seasearch techniques to evaluate benthic biotopes, and determine potential prey species.
Scallop Dredging in Cardigan Bay
Friends of Cardigan Bay fully support the Welsh Assembly’s vision of a sustainable fishery for Wales. However, we are deeply concerned with the continuing intensity of scallop dredging operations in Cardigan Bay.
New Boat for 2009
Officially launched by the Mayor of Aberystwyth 2008/9 Sue Jones-Davies (left) and Lorraine Hill
Friends of Cardigan Bay officially launched their new boat last week for their 20th anniversary, with the Mayor (Sue Jones -Davies) a patron of FoCB officiating. The boat, named Morgan-Le-Fey represents a significant investment. Much effort by the group’s volunteers has gone into acquiring some of the funding to make this possible, with an additional £1000 of sponsorship provided by the boats supplier, Professional Powerboat Sales at Pwllheli. Much thanks also goes to the Waterloo foundation and other donors for their generous support.
Welsh assembly government manage fisheries
FoCB are very pleased that the Welsh assembly government has taken over the responsibility of fisheries management in Welsh waters. We are fully supportive of their vision for a sustainable fishery involving an ecosystem based management approach. Whilst there is obviously still work to do we are also pleased that they had taken on board advice and views gleaned from information provided through the Scallop consultation process. We are, however, disappointed that they have decided to open up the inshore area (out to 5 nautical miles) between the SAC’s despite our concerns and those of CCW in their advice to WAG. Aside from this there are also potential issues of appropriate assessments within the fishery.
The Late Munro Taylor
With the death of Munro Taylor, Cardigan Bay has lost one of its best friends. Munro, who died suddenly at the end of September 2003, aged 71, was the leading figure in the influential marine conservation group Friends of Cardigan Bay and had been involved in many aspects of life in, on and around the Bay for many years.