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Coastal Research Goes to the Beach!

The Liverpool Institute for Sustainable Coasts and Oceans (LISCO) combines the coastal, marine and maritime expertise of the National Oceanography Centre, the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.  They’ll be out and about in Sefton at the Ainsdale Discovery Centre 17th August 10:00-12:00 and in Crosby carpark 29th August 12:00-14:00 with their hands on

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Call for Written Evidence – Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee

Closes 1 pm on Tuesday 9 October 2018 Earlier this year a new Lords Select Committee was established with the remit ‘to consider the regeneration of seaside towns and communities’ An Inquiry has now been launched with a public call for written evidence on a range of issues affecting seaside towns and communities. Lord Bassam

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Consultation: Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities conduct and operation (2014 to 2018): call for evidence

Closes 11:45 p.m. 4th September 2018 Defra is seeking evidence on how effectively and fairly Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) have operated between 2014 and 2018. The evidence gathered will be used to prepare a statutory report into the conduct and operations of IFCAs – the Report to Parliament about Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities’

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North West Coastal Access July Update and Cultural Value of the Cumbrian Coast Survey

Natural England have produced their July 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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National Marine Week

Time to get salty! Actually 15 days of marine-related activities taking place across the UK,  National Marine Week is the Wildlife Trusts’ nationwide celebration of all things marine. It’s spread over 15 days to allow for variation in the tides around the UK coast. Many activities are taking place in coastal locations, but some also

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Booking closed: ‘Across the Sands of Dee’ Cross-border Marine Planning & Partnership Workshop, Chester, 21st August

‘Across the Sands of Dee’ is a free-to-attend North West Coastal Forum workshop to explore cross border marine planning policy & partnership working for the Dee Estuary and Liverpool Bay. It is aimed at English and Welsh stakeholders with an interest in a wide range of coastal and marine issues and how these might be affected

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Call for Entries – North West Awards for Coastal Excellence 2018

Closes 30th September 2018 The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 5th biennial North West Awards for Coastal Excellence – a biennial award scheme established in 2010 to encourage and inspire better coastal management by showcasing the work and achievements of individuals, community groups and bigger organisations

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Consultation: Working Together – River Basin Management Plans

Closes 22nd December 2018 The Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have launched consultations on the River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) process. The current plans run to 2021 and must be reviewed and updated every 6 years. This consultation is the start of this updating process; it sets out

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Consultation – Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations (Fisheries White Paper)

Closes 12th September 2017 Defra has launched a consultation on the future of fisheries after Britain leaves the European Union. The ‘Fisheries White Paper’ sets out the proposals, some of which will apply to the whole of the UK and some of which will apply to England only. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP said “Today

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Consultation: Byelaws for Sites of Special Scientific Interest in England

Closing date 5 p.m. 22nd August Natural England has launched a consultation on its proposed approach to considering the use of its byelaw-making powers for the purpose of protecting Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The byelaw-making powers for this purpose are provided by Section 28R of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as amended by

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