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Consultation: Marine and fisheries policies for Wales after Brexit

Closes 19th August 2019 The Welsh Government is seeking views on future fisheries policy. The consultation is on the first stage in creating a new policy, a management regime and associated legislation. Views are sought on: fisheries management sustainable fisheries and fleet sustainability fishing opportunities shellfish and aquaculture trade, growth and innovation evidence funding For

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Consultation – Managing the Marine Historic Environment of Wales

Closes 3rd June 2019 The Welsh Government is consulting on updated guidance on managing and protecting the marine historic environment, which includes wrecks, submerged prehistory and coastal and intertidal archaeology. The guidance document – ‘Managing the marine historic environment of Wales’ – sets out the Welsh Government’s approach to underwater heritage and offers best practice guidance

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River Basin Planning 2021 – Working Together Consultation Response Report England

The Environment Agency has published the consultation response report from the ‘Working Together’ consultation on reviewing and updating river basin management plans which took place from June to December 2018. It set out the steps and consultation measures that the Environment Agency is required to take to update the plans. The report on the consultation

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Closed 29th March – Still time to comment on North West Marine Plan policies

Closes 29th March The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently holding on-line engagement on draft policies and supporting text for marine planning in the north east, north west, south east and south west marine plan areas. The engagement period started in January and has included a range of workshops, including 2 here in the North

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Closed – consultation on St Bees Head Heritage Coast Extension

Closed 15th February 2019 Copeland Borough Council is consulting on a proposal to extend the St Bees Head Heritage Coast designation. St Bees Head is the only heritage coast between Wales and Scotland, and the only area of high sea cliffs in the north-west. The St Bees Head Heritage Coast was defined in 1992 and

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North West Marine Plan Posters – for Fishing, Recreation and Communities

The North West Coastal Forum has produced 4 posters about marine planning giving information about opportunities to help to influence and shape the new North West Marine Plan which is currently being developed by the Marine Management Organisation. Each A4 poster has been developed with a different target audience in mind. They are free to download and

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Closed – consultation on Proposal to Remove Allonby South as a Designated Bathing Water

Closed 11:45 p.m. 28th February 2019 Defra is consulting on removing Allonby South from the list of designated bathing waters. Allerdale Borough Council applied for Allonby South to be removed on the grounds of low usage for bathing as there is evidence, including a survey carried out by the Council during the 2017 bathing water

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Closed -consultation on improving our management of water quality in the environment

Closed 11:45 p.m.12th March 2019 Defra is consulting on proposals for improving the long-term planning of water resources and drainage, and proposals to modernise water regulation. The proposals include: reforming abstraction licensing to clarify when the Environment Agency can amend licences amending laws to allow a new charging methodology for Internal Drainage Boards making the

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England Coastal Path – North West Update, January 2019

Natural England has produced their January update on progress in developing the English Coast Path on the North West’s coast. There is a lot more detail in this month’s update but a brief summary of status of each section is: Stretch 1: Allonby to Whitehaven – OPEN Stretch 2: Whitehaven to Silecroft (51 km) –

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Closed – Consultation on proposals for new and amended standard rules for flood risk activities

Closes 8 p.m. 11th January 2019 The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 allow the Environment Agency to offer standard rules for specific activities. This consultation proposes amendments to the existing standard rules and the creation of three new standard rules. The overall aim is to increase the uptake of flood risk activity standard

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