Update on Oliver Yates' work on Tristan's Blue Belt plans.

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Cefas officer assists Tristan with Blue Belt Work

Report and photos from Tristan Administrator Sean Burns

Oliver Yates and Warren Glass at Calshot Harbour prior to
boarding MFV Edinburgh as observers on a longline fishing trip on 2nd February 2018

Oliver Yates recently joined Cefas (UK Government Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) and is assisting Tristan with its Blue Belt work. Oli came out on the RMS St Helena in January and we were pleased he was able to stay on and get to know the island and what its Blue Belt aspirations and priorities are. Oli spent a good amount of time with the fisheries and conservation teams to understand the important work they all do. This included trips to Nightingale and around Tristan.

Pupils and staff of St Mary's School taking part in a beach plastic collection.

Oliver also gave a presentation to the community, the school and to the visiting cruise ship, Seaborn Sojourn. He also organised a few trips to collect plastics (including one with the school) so we can start to analyse the extent of the problem we have with plastics in the waters around the Tristan archipelago.  What is out there and where it comes from.

MFV Edinburgh at Tristan on 2nd February 2018

On 2nd February 2018, Oli joined Tristan Fisheries Officer Warren Glass as the observers aboard on MFV Edinburgh's latest longline trip which is expected to last ten days.