Help spread the word!The States of Jersey hosted an international conference on sea lettuce on Thursday 05 and Friday 06 October 2017. SOS Jersey weren’t invited, but went nonetheless; our representative, environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel’s details weren’t included on the
Help spread the word!Today SOS Jersey will be represented up at Groove de Lecq, in the Grève de Lecq Barracks ‘Utopia’ area – this area is free to attend. Do come and chat with us at our table! We will be giving
Help spread the word!Today the States’ Environment Department have stated furrowing will not work to help alleviate the sea lettuce problem, so the project will not continue. It appears, however, they will carry on with the ‘dumping at sea’ project.
Help spread the word! The official population of Jersey is now 104,200 – and we don’t know how many are here unofficially. This, of course, has an effect on our environment. In terms of our SOSJ remit, we’ll briefly outline
Help spread the word!Our roving reporter had a look at the furrows just after lunch when the furrows were beginning to be exposed after a second high tide since the initial ploughing was carried out, and then again at low
Help spread the word!Thanks to a tip-off from a helpful member of the public, we were able to get down to La Haule in St Aubin’s to watch the furrowing commencing. Here’s what we saw, and why, and our thoughts on
Help spread the word!We hope to be wrong, but we fear the sea lettuce blooms, which are the scourge of St Aubin’s Bay, will be back in force this year. Here is a brief report on what’s happening (or not)
Help spread the word!If you saw our environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel on the news earlier saying we think on the face of it hotelier Steve Beddoe’s plans for developing the area alongside the Avenue at West Mount are good, she
Help spread the word!Jacqui is in today’s JEP (p6, Fri 17 Feb 2017) giving our thoughts on using boats to take the sea lettuce piles out to sea. While the JEP gives accurate quotes, they aren’t assigned to right bits
Help spread the word!It’s been busy media-wise. Our environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel has been on Channel TV on various subjects three times over the last week and is due to speak on Radio Jersey tomorrow morning (Wed 15 Feb). Here’s a brief
Help spread the word!Given how we were attacked last summer by the DfI (formerly TTS) for being alarmist, we think its important to point out that the warnings (headlines) from this article in The Times aren’t ours and come from French
Help spread the word!Today saw an oral question from Senator Sarah Ferguson (plus supplementaries from Deputies Andrew Lewis and Monford Tadier) on the levels of nitrates being discharged from the Bellozanne sewage effluent outflow into St Aubin’s Bay and the legality
Help spread the word!This response is with reference to the article in the Jersey Evening Post (Monday 03 October 2016), ‘Environment hit back over alarmist pollution claims’ and a couple of other erroneous statements we have heard/seen on the media.
Help spread the word!SOS J member Jacqui Carrel, Environmental Scientist on our team was interviewed by Channel ITV and the BBC yesterday about the sea lettuce problem and how the Sates’ approach is wrong; here are the interviews:
Help spread the word!In the wake of our sea lettuce report, SOSJ Committee Member Jacqui Carrel spent time on the beach this morning being interviewed by Channel TV and BBC TV (Jersey & SW UK) about the sea lettuce problem.
Help spread the word!St Aubin’s Bay on the south coast is blighted by sea lettuce, and the problem is spreading. Locals and tourists are being affected and businesses are being hit. So far, little has been done to sort out
Help spread the word!We were astonished and dismayed to read last week’s JEP story where Ministers were quoted saying there was nothing to be done about our burgeoning sea lettuce problem! Why the astonishment and dismay? Well,
Help spread the word!On Tuesday night (28 Oct 2014) three members of SOSJ attended a TTS presentation by invited speaker Dr Kieran Conlan on our sea lettuce (ulva) problem. Apart from the estimated tonnage lying stranded in the bay 9,000
Help spread the word!In recognition of their longstanding and important stakeholder role with the island’s environmental and closely associated matters, Michael du Pre (SOSJ Chairman) and David Cabeldu (SOSJ Coordinator) were invited to a discussion with the Chief Minister on
Help spread the word!SOSJ friend and colleague Chris Perkins sent us photographs of St Aubin’s bay showing what we believe is because of the phenomenon known as eutrophication. This is how it looked on Wednesday evening: