Apr 27, 2018

Invasive Species Spread by Storm Emma

Storm Emma has caused  considerable damage to Holyhead marina rising to the potential spread of the marine invasive non-native species Carpet Sea Squirt, Didemnum vexillum to the Solway shore.


On 2 March 2018, Storm Emma caused considerable damage to Holyhead Marina in North Wales. Clean up operations followed and are on-going.


As part of clean up operations, actions are being taken to reduce any potential environmental impacts that may occur as a result of this incident.  There is the potential for the carpet sea squirt Didemnum vexillum, a marine invasive non-native species known to inhabit the area, to spread to other areas.


An advice note has been produced by Natural Resources Wales.  Natural England and Marine Scotland have also issued advice based on this note.


For more information relating to the Cumbrian Coast click here


For more information relating to the Dumfries and Galloway Coast click here

Solway Firth Partnership