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Marine Area Statement for Wales

Natural Resources Wales have published 7 Area Statements, including one for the Welsh marine waters out to 12 nautical miles. These Statements have been developed with local partners to help to deliver sustainable management of natural resources at a place-based level and the Welsh Goverment’s Natural Resources Policy priorities of: Delivering nature-based solutions Increasing renewable

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Welsh National Marine Plan Implementation Guidance Published

The Welsh Government has published Implementation Guidance to accompany the Welsh National Marine Plan. The guidance provides more detail on policies within the plan, specific guidance on each plan policy and information on consenting requirements, governance, other legislation and definitions of terms used within the plan. The Implementation Guidance must be considered by any Public

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Update – Virtual Day at the Beach – poems available on YouTube

In an update to the news story below the collaborative poems created by everyone taking part over the 2 days of the event are now available to view/listen to on You Tube here and here They are lovely poems, thought provoking and very relaxing to listen to. Enjoy! Celebrate May Day and the Bank Holiday

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The Irish Sea in the 2020s – Survey

Closing date 31st August   The Irish Sea Maritime Forum, supported by the University of Liverpool, is conducting an Irish-sea wide survey to look to the future and the changing context of the Irish Sea in the 2020s. The aim is to develop a comprehensive picture of the future for the Irish Sea and its

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Benyon Review Into Highly Protected Marine Areas: final report published

On World Ocean Day 2019, the then Defra Secretary of State, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, launched an  independent review on Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) in the waters for which the Secretary of State has responsibility: the English inshore and offshore and Northern Ireland offshore zones. The review was led by former Environment and

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Consultation on Freeports

Closes 13 July 2020 The UK Government is consulting on plans to create up to 10 freeports in locations across the UK. The Government has the following objectives for UK freeports: establish freeports as national hubs for global trade and investment across the UK promote regeneration and job creation create hotbeds for innovation A UK

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The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities Update for the Inshore Fishing Community

The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (AIFCA) has produced an update for fishing communities dealing with Covid-19 and its impact on fishing communities and  businesses as well as the work of the IFCAs and other regulatory authorities.  The Update includes a lot of useful information on support for fishing businesses including links to

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Covid-19 and NWCF-related Activity

Due to the current virus outbreak and guidance on avoiding travel, social distancing, etc., it has become necessary to adjust the way we operate and to defer some planned activities and face-to-face meetings until a later date. Importantly this includes the need to reschedule the WAMM workshop which was going to be held on 2nd

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MCCIP Report Card 2020 Launched

The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership has launched a new Report Card for 2020 which provides the latest update on scientific understanding of climate change impacts on the UK’s coast and seas. For the first time the report includes the impacts of climate change on oxygen, cultural heritage and transport and infrastructure.  The report card

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Marine Planning Consultation Posters

The North West Coastal Forum has produced a series of posters to publicise the current consultation on the Draft North West Inshore and Offshore Marine Plans which is taking place until April 6th 2020. The posters will be displayed at public information points on the coast and in a range of other places from sailing

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