Jersey hosts global conference to tackle sea lettuce

Sea Lettuce on First Tower beach in Jersey Credit: ITV Channel TV

Environmentalists from all over the world are meeting in Jersey today for a two day conference to discuss how best to manage sea lettuce.

It's a problem that has plagued the island's shores in recent years.

The aim of the event, which is being held at the Grand Hotel in St Helier, is to hear from people of varied backgrounds about the challenges they've faced from sea lettuce growing in coastal areas. Jersey's States members hope to pick up tips on how others have best dealt with the issues posed by the green algae.

The conference has been organised by the States of Jersey Infrastructure Department alongside consultancy firm, Ricardo Energy and Environment.

The last session, which is being held at 2pm on Friday 6th October, is open to the public. Anyone interested in attending can apply for free tickets here.