2021

Dale – May 

 

NARC volunteers spent the day filming  for a 4 part series due to air in the autumn, BBC Cymru Wales has announced its most ambitious natural history series to date with a celebration of the unique underwater world off the Welsh coast. Currently under the working title of Wonders Of The Celtic Deep. There will be a piece on Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners and the work we do to help keep our Welsh waters clear of rubbish so generations to come can enjoy our sea’s. Here are a few teaser photo’s taken on the day. So keep an eye out in the autumn for more information.

 

Skomer MCZ – June 3rd

Departed Dale with 8  volunteers. 

Wooltack Point
 
– 4 volunteers – 3 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 1 sac / 1 tyre / 10 angling weights / 6 hooks 4m x 2.5m of netting found on reef.

Low Point – 4 volunteers – 3 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 28 weights / 23 hooks / 100 metres of monofilament line  / 1  can / 1 bottle. Animals released =  1 spider crab.

Soldier Rock – 2 volunteers – 1 metre viz – 1 lobster pot. Animals released =  2 spider crab.

Chapel Bay – 4 volunteers – 1 metre – 2 lobster pots / Animals released =  6 spider crab / 1 lobster.

Collier Wreck – 3 volunteers – 1 meter viz – 2 lobster pots / 1 prawn pot / Animals released =  2 spider crab / 1 lobster / 1 brown crab.

Tusker Rock & Milford Haven – June 4

8 volunteers.  

Mill Bay – 4 volunteers – 3 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 10 lobster pots.  Animals released = 3 brown crab / 1 lobster / 16 spider crab.

Castlehead  – 5 volunteers – 2 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins =  9 lobster pots. Animals released = 12 spider crab / 1 Ballan Wrasse / 4 scorpion fish 

 

Ramsey Island and Milford Haven Waterway – June 19

8 volunteers headed out to look for pots reported by local fishers.

Dale Fort – 4 volunteers – 3 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 12 angling weights / copper cable / 1 glass bottle / 1 pint glass / 1 keep pot. 

Castle Head– 4 volunteers – 4 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins =  1 lobster pot / 6 plastic cable pieces / metal cable / fibreglass pieces. Animals released = 5 spider crabs.

Ramsey Wrecks – 4 volunteers – 3 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins =  1 angling weight.

Stack Rocks – 4 volunteers – 3 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 1 part of lobster pot. 

 

Milford Haven Waterway –  June 20

8 volunteers working with local fishers.

West Blockhouse – 2 volunteers – 2 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 3 lobster pots / 3 pot boys / 200 mtetres of rope . Animals released = 2 Lobsters  / 1 Spider Crab.  

 The Thor Wrech – 4 volunteers – 2 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins = 1 fuel filter / 20 metres of rope.

West Angle Bay – 4 volunteers – 3 metre viz – dive time of 45 mins =  1  lobster pots / 1 end weight / 1 buoy / 30 metres of rope /   . Animals released =  1 Lobsters / 3 spider crabs. 

 

Hobbs Point – June 24th 

As part of the Western Eco Tour NARC diving with 16 volunteers at Hobbs Point. 

 

TBC – July 17th

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TBC – July 18th

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TBC – September 4

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TBC – September 5

 

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TBC – September 30th

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TBC – October 1st 

 

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OTHER DATES ARE September 30th / October 1st 

 

2021 totals

To follow 

2019 totals

We dived at 29 dive sites with over 2760 hrs of dive time. We recovered almost 8 kilometers of monofilament angling line; almost 1000 lead weights; over 500 hooks; almost 500 metres of rope and over 40 lobster pots.

We released over 100 lobsters, crabs, and entangled fish species.

Other activities in 2021

Invited and visited Sri Lanka to assist with a number of underwater clean-up dives, beach cleans 

Distributed copies of the site specific tackle tips leaflets which have underwater maps and site specific advice for Stackpole and Skomer MNR

Announced TV presenter and naturalist Iolo Williams as Charity Patron 

Continue to contribute to the International network on ghost fishing, GGGI and became a working group member to exchange knowledge on worldwide solutions

Minister for the Environment launched NARC video to celebrate World Oceans Day with the video receiving 15,000 views in the first 24 hours

National coverage of marine litter to include work with Sky Ocean Rescue and Sky News,  the Telegraph, Daily Mail