Harbour Ecology

The conference is open to all with an interest in the Harbour.

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Poole Harbour illustrates the interactions between environment and economics in the coastal zones of Britain. The entire Harbour is subject to statutory conservation designations while at the same time providing for shipping, oyster farming, commercial fishing along with a range of other maritime sectors and the supply chains they support. The Harbour also receives effluent from a large conurbation and an agricultural river catchment. Such features along with the intensity with which they interact make Poole Harbour a powerful case study of sustainable development in practice.