Making the most of the North West Coast

About the Forum

The North West Coastal Forum is a multi-sector partnership bringing together coastal stakeholders from across the North West to promote and deliver sustainable management and use of our coastline…

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Consultation on proposed extension to Liverpool Bay SPA

Closes 5 p.m., 8th February 2017 Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) are jointly consulting on an extension…

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Consultation: Solway Firth proposed SPA (proposed marine extension and site name change)

Closes midnight, 17th January 2017. Scottish Natural Heritage and Natural England are jointly consulting on the Solway Firth potential Special Protection Area (pSPA). This…

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Open: Microbead Consultation

Closes 28th February 2017. Defra, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland have…

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Tranche Three MCZ Workshop Reports Available

In November 2016 a stakeholder workshop was run by the JNCC (Joint Nature Conservation Committee) to help provide scientific advice on the suite of site…

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Date for your diary: Morecambe Bay Partnership Conference, 5th April 2017, Grange-over-Sands

Morecambe Bay Partnership has announced the date of its 2017 conference, which this year takes place in Grange-over-Sands. This news was reported as part…

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Open: Defra consultation on changes to 2012 UK fisheries concordat

Closes 28th February 2017. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) are consulting on changes to 2012 UK fisheries concordat: Management arrangements for…

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Open: Defra consultation on EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment)

Closes 31 January 2017. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a consultation on EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment)  which includes changes…

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Capturing Our Coast News – December 2016

The Capturing Our Coast (CoCoast) project, a UK based citizen science shore recording project has published a newsletter for December 2016 which looks forward…

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10 Year Marine Litter Report Published

An article entitled: “Marine anthropogenic litter on British beaches: A 10-year nationwide assessment using citizen science data” has recently been published by a group…

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