Talking to Fiona Crouch from Natural England she talks about her life of working in Marine Conservation from New Zealand to Plymouth. She also discusses the projects of reseeding the SeaGrass beds around the UK which sheads light onto compliments our Expedition Wester Ecology Tour coming up in June.

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Fiona has worked in marine conservation, education and outreach for over 25 years after being inspired to protect the ocean whilst volunteering at the University of Auckland’s Marine Laboratory at Leigh, New Zealand where she learnt to SCUBA dive.

Fiona is currently working for Natural England as the Project Manager for the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES project, working to conserve and enhance sensitive habitats such as seagrass meadows. Before joining Natural England, she spent 12 years at the Marine Biological Association of the UK working on a number of projects focusing on ocean literacy, citizen science and developing training opportunities for scientists and the wider community.

She is the co-founder and past President of the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) and has been instrumental in developing the association goal of ‘establishing a platform for ocean education in Europe’ working with educators, scientists and policymakers. 

She worked closely with transatlantic partners such as the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) to develop Ocean Literacy in Europe and is an adviser to the Board of the Asia Marine Educators Association (AMEA). Fiona is also a member of the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society and spent over 5 years on the Council.

Fiona has a passion for our ocean. She has been SCUBA diving for over 30 years and for the past 15 years has been taking images of our amazing underwater world to share with and inspire all ages to love and care for our ocean. 

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