How is the CZMU helping the marine environment?

The CZMU works to protect the marine environment by both physical monitoring as well as the development of pertinent policies and legislation. The CZMU has taken over the management of the permanent mooring project in an effort to prevent further anchor damage, and has jointly expanded the Carlisle Bay snorkel/dive site by continuing to sink additional wrecks in an effort to divert diver pressure. The CZMU has carried out three extensive coral transplantation exercises, which relocated in one case over 700 coral colonies from the Harbour, to the Folkestone MPA. The Unit has also conducted coral disease and coral bleaching monitoring project, as well as a video-based coral reef/water quality monitoring programme.