This weekend, the Torbay Coastal Zone Management Partnership, also known as SeaTorbay, received £5,000 in funding for its ecotourism activity plan.
The funds were secured from the Torbay Development Agency (Coastal Community Fund) and the Torbay Council. The £5,000 will go towards a green tourism project which aims to investigate the support offered to local businesses in their ability to deliver responsible, sustainable marine-focused offerings including but not limited to wildlife and marine tours, sailing, and kayaking.
The borough of Torbay, located in Devon, England, is a popular tourist destination that boasts delightful resort towns, sandy beaches, leisure and recreational activities, and a mild climate, all attributes that have given it the nickname the English Riviera.
The ecotourism plan will also contribute to an integrated tourism marketing product, improved access to its coastline, and the conservation and advancement of its marine environment. The new ecotourism plan builds on SeaTorbay’s Coastal Zone Management plan, which unveiled in 2013 to help create a sustainable economy and marine environment for Torbay. SeaTorbay will be hosting a public consultation for their ecotourism plan on the 11th of February.
“The coastal waters of Torbay are the life-blood of many local industries, and give Torbay its identity as a great place to live, work, and play. Torbay is also important for marine life and is a designated Marine Conservation Zone.” – Clare Rugg, Chairman, SeaTorbay
Photo Credit: By Kicior99 – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10759445
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