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Press Release - Alderney Marine Forum Community Engagement Strategy launched

For immediate release: 16th February 2017

The Alderney Marine Forum is launching a consultation to engage the community in the development of a marine management plan for Alderney. From 20th February, postal surveys will be posted to each Alderney household to encourage residents to share their views. The Forum invites views on the sea, how people use it and any priorities they may have for the sea around Alderney in the future. Survey participants are requested, where possible, to return their responses to the dedicated post boxes at the Island Hall and Harbour Officer by the 20th March.

On the 22nd of February, Dr Steve Fletcher and colleagues from the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, will attend the next meeting of the Forum and represent the Forum in conducting interviews with marine stakeholders. Street surveys will also be conducted to collect information from as many Alderney community members as possible. The information collected from these surveys and interviews will be used to inform the development of a marine management plan for the sustainable use of the sea around Alderney.

Dave McAllister, Chair of the Forum:

"The Alderney Marine Forum is excited to be engaging with the Alderney community in this important survey and we look forward to local support. Alderney's sea is one of the island's most valuable assets and we need to recognise the importance both from a commercial/economical perspective as well as heritage/wildlife perspective".

More information can be found at


Note to editors:

Please contact Catherine Veron, States of Alderney on 07781 164828 or for further information. Interviews can be arranged with Dave McAllister and Dr Steve Fletcher on the afternoon of 22nd February 2017.