The Environment Department has published a document, ‘Making the Most of Jersey’s Coast’, which aims to make up for the lack of any single, co-ordinated policy to manage the Island’s marine and coastal environment.
The report explains the uniqueness of the Island’s marine environment and says that a 12-metre tidal range makes it more complex than many other areas.
Added to that, the Island has 25 km of sea walls and promenades exposed to some of the highest tides in the world.
With that in mind, the report, co-ordinated by Environment’s policy manager Sarah Le Claire, puts forward a number of questions for anyone involved with or interested in the marine environment to consider.
The report emphasises the importance of Islanders fully appreciating the value of the sea’s natural treasures, and it recommends the appointment of an education co-ordinator to promote the environment in schools.