On Tuesday 22nd March the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust held an open information day for marine providers in the wider Causeway Coast and Glens area to let them know about the fantastic opportunities that a European funded project called WildSea Europe offers their businesses.

Nikki from the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust explored what Wildsea Europe is, what it hopes to achieve and how local marine activity businesses and guides can join the project and take advantage of the dedicated website which had just launched and international marketing scheduled over the summer months.IMG_0304

Richard Gillen, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Countryside and Coast Manager, joined local business owners in Portnagree House to speak about Council’s role, upcoming plans and answered questions posed by the audience.

On 4th May another open day will be held in Portnagree House Ballycastle 10am- 2pm for local marine businesses as part of the Wildsea Europe project. The day is open to those who work on the water (boats (bird watching, sightseeing, wildlife watching, local interest, ect), kayaks, canoes, surfboards, stand-up-paddle boards, divers, snorklers) as well as guides who deliver tours on land and on the water.

The day’s focus will be on what makes our seas so important, how best to work with wildlife and what research is going on in the Causeway Coast and Glens Area. Representatives from popular Mediterranean locations and established businesses will be on hand to talk about best-practice for sustaining your business while DOE Marine Division will talk about what’s happening locally. As well as this there will be a ‘help-desk’ to help you get your business on Wildsea.eu.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in becoming involved with Wildsea Europe please email nikki@ccght.org for more information and check out www.wildsea.eu

If you would like to attend the open day on 4th May in Portnagree House 10am-2
pm please email nikki@ccght.org or ring 028 20752100 to facilitate catering.

 

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