What We Do



We are extremely proud to have been accepted as an associate partner of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark (ERUGGp). This has been a result of our efforts in conservation, education, community & the environment. the ERUGGp will promote, support, facilitate, encourage the 365 Sea Swim Challenge on a local, national, or international level. We are very much looking forward to this partnership & continuing the growth & good work that the 365 are involved with.

To increase the voice of coastal ecology and positive communities, influencing change for both individuals and on behalf of the environment
1. Help protect Torbay's wild and managed coastal habitats
2. Encourage conservation and educational activity for all people connected with coastal communities
3. Help maintain safer communities in social and natural environments
4. Support a collaborative partnership approach to find the best solutions to environmental community challenges.
5. Support local, regional and national initiatives to support safer coastal community in Torbay.
From varied backgrounds in; conservation, education, business development, fundraising and enforcement, we have the collective capability to manage and deliver impactful and interesting projects for the benefit of residents of Torbay.

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Torbay Cleaner Coasts Initiative aims to clean up and protect the coastal habitats in Torbay, Devon. It is formed by the following organisations: Fathoms Free, Tide, Living Coasts, Community Seagrass Initiative, Marine Management Organisation, Torbay Harbour Office, Torbay Council, Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, Nautilus Dive Charters and British Divers Marine Life Rescue. Torbay Cleaner Coasts Initiative is a unique partnership between environmental charities, local authorities and commercial operators, each bringing their own perspective and capabilities, united in their passion for protecting the environment from the issues it faces today. Its main objective is to prevent and reduce marine litter pollution in Torbay and its impact on marine organisms, habitats, public health and safety as well as reduce the socioeconomic costs it causes.

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Working with Looe Marine Conservation Group to install crab line & drop net recycling stations around Brixham harbour.
Recreational crabbing can be fun & educational for a family day out, if done respectfully and for the welfare of the crab.
Our mission is to educate & improve the understanding of crab welfare & the environmental impact of marine plastics, giving presentations to Primary School children,creating educational videos  & hosting crab friendly crabbing competitions.

Project Seagrass is an environmental charity devoted to the conservation of seagrass ecosystems through education, influence, research and action.

Our four key principles define how we act. As such, we’re passionate about:

  • educating the wider community on the presence and importance of seagrass ecosystems, the services they provide and current seagrass management issues,

  • building the capacity of local stakeholders in the use of standardised scientific methodologies,

  • promoting and assisting with long-term monitoring of seagrass condition,

  • assisting with scientific research and supporting conservation measures that help facilitate the long-term resilience of seagrass ecosystems.

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Working together for conservation & environmental awareness