Date(s) - 28/10/2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A talk by Katie Searles and Sherece Thompson of CHASM
The fishing grounds near Selsey Bill have traditionally been well managed and productive. Fishing in Selsey has been dated back to the Bronze Age, while individual fishing families can trace their roots back to the 1750’s, 1600’s and for one family, over 1000 years. However huge changes in the fishing ground have been seen in recent years. Selsey fishermen feel there has been more change in the last 10 years than in the previous 100 years.
Something has affected the marine environment leading to huge reductions in crab and lobster catch, and a noticeable increase in sand and sediment, but it isn’t clear what the causes are. However a number of factors are likely to be involved including human actions and climate change.
This is a free online event which is open to everyone but registration is essential.