Protecting Marine Wildlife
The Pembrokeshire Marine Code protects marine wildlife around the coast of Pembrokeshire, through codes of conduct and agreed seasonal access restrictions that have been drawn up by conservation experts and coastal users. The codes have been agreed to preserve and protect the marine environment that makes the Pembrokeshire coastline so special.
Reduce disturbance to wildlife by…
- Planning Ahead: Avoid sensitive areas, large concentrations of birds/seals and seasonal breeding areas. Check the agreed access restrictions maps for specific areas before you go out onto the water.
- Knowing How to View Wildlife; By knowing recommended wildlife viewing distances, behaviour that indicates potential disturbance and suggested boat speeds, will reduce the impact on marine wildlife.
- Keep Your Distance; Getting too close can cause stress to wildlife, egg or pup abandonment, exhaustion, or injury.
- Reducing Speed and Sound; Reducing speed and holding a steady course will reduce disturbance, especially in regards to cetaceans; loud noises can disrupt seals and seabirds especially at pupping/moulting and nesting times
View Marine Code Guidance…
If you have ever used the Pembrokeshire Marine Code App, we have got news for you!
We are delighted to tell you that we have been working on something exciting.
Launched in April, the free Wales Coast Explorer | Crwydro Arfordir Cymru App replaces the Pembrokeshire Marine Code App.
We have kept the same great features in the new app, while building in some new ones, and rolling them out across all of Wales!
From our land, through our estuaries, to our seas, take the coastline in your pocket with the app’s handy features:
- Explore: Discover ancient sites and learn how to enjoy Welsh coasts.
- Identify: Plants and animals, birds and bugs, invasive species and other wildlife too
- Record: Become a citizen scientist by sharing your sightings – from wildlife spots to old shipwrecks.
Now, through to the end of July we need to be particularly aware of nesting seabirds. Most auk species have just one egg each breeding season, so it’s very important to reduce disturbance.
For more information visit: www.pembrokeshiremarinecode.org.uk
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