Alderney is the third largest, and the most northerly of the Channel Islands. It is a British Crown dependency and part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The island is five kilometers (3.5 mi) in length and three kilometers (1.5 mi) at its widest point, and is home to a population of roughly 2,000 people. The island offers a relaxing and friendly environment that caters for a wide range of interests.
The waters surrounding the island contribute significantly to Alderney's culture and heritage. These waters provide social, economic and environmental benefits to the island, for which there is likely to be increasing demand in future. The States of Alderney aspires to ensure the long term sustainability of Alderney’s marine environment and the communities and businesses that rely upon it. This can be achieved through the active management of marine activities and planning for the future.
Marine planning is particularly relevant when considering a proposal to extend Alderney’s Territorial Sea to 12 nautical miles, which will not only enhance economic opportunities, but will also increase the States’ marine management responsibilities. As such, it has been recognised that a multi-sector marine management plan, supported by the residents of Alderney, the States, and key marine sectors, is required to deliver a sustainable marine environment and associated economic and social benefits.
Image credit: Alderney- Longis Bay, by Jake Woodnutt
A film has been created using information from postal surveys and stakeholder interviews to highlight stakeholder and community priorities for future management of the sea around Alderney. The film will be publicly screened at 6pm on Tuesday 11 July at the Island Hall and is open to everyone.
On Tuesday 11 July, a film highlighting a number of stakeholder management priorities for the sea around Alderney was publicly screened. These priorities will be used to inform the development of a management plan for Alderney's waters and associated management actions. Priorities relating to the following areas were identified:
Environmental Conservation and Protection
Knowledge and understanding
Designations (existing and future)
Infrastructure and facilities
Cooperation and collaboration
Thanks to everyone who came to the screening and participated in discussions. For any queries about the film, please contact a member of the Alderney Marine Forum.