Chichester Harbour Protection and Recovery of Nature (CHaPRoN) steering group
In response to the decline of coastal habitats around the Chichester Harbour area, CHaPRoN was developed, with the aim to protect, enhance and drive recovery of the natural environment within the Harbour and help it adapt to climate change. The Sussex IFCA sits on the steering groups for CHaPRoN, and acts as a partner in the following groups:
Seagrass Working Group
- This group was established by CHaPRoN to prevent any further net loss of existing intertidal and sub-tidal seagrass meadows, and to help drive the recovery of seagrass meadows within Chichester Harbour.
Shellfish Populations Group
– This group was established by CHaPRoN to restore self-sustaining populations of native oysters and other shellfish within Chichester Harbour. The project also hopes to protect existing native oyster populations from further degradation.