Invasive Species Alert For The Solway Coast


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, storm Emma caused significant 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.

An advice note has been produced by Natural Resources Wales, click here to download.

If you do see any polystyrene debris with Carpet Sea Squirt attached please contact SFP by e-mail ([email protected]) with a photograph.