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Diary Date: Across the Sands of Dee 2019 Monday September 9th, Chester

The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce the date of our forthcoming cross border marine planning workshop for the Dee Estuary and Liverpool Bay which will take place on Monday 9th September in Chester. The programme is currently in the process of being finalised and more information and a booking link will be

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Government Response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Future of Seaside Towns

The government has issued a response to the report by the House of Lords Select Committee on the future of seaside towns. The Committee looked closely at a wide range of issues affecting seaside towns and the government response supports the vast majority of the report’s recommendations and highlights the work being undertaken to help

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Closed: Call for Evidence on Flooding and Coastal Erosion

Closed 19th August 2019. Defra has issued a call for evidence on:  What we understand by the term ‘resilience’  Describing outcomes, driving action and monitoring progress  Adapting to coastal change Corporation tax relief for business contributions Local funding initiatives for flood risk Developer contributions Managing financial risks from flooding This is a separate call from

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Closed – Consultation: Seeking evidence to help inform the development of a new approach for the allocation of additional fishing quota in England after Brexit.

Closes 11:45pm on 30 August 2019 Defra is seeking evidence to help develop a new approach for allocating any additional English fishing quota secured during negotiations following Brexit. In particular, they want to hear from the fishing industry and others in England and the Crown Dependencies, on issues such as: establishing a reserve of quota

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Consultation: Invasive alien species: management measures for widely spread species in England and Wales

Closes 11:45pm on 12 September 2019 Defra and the Welsh Government are seeking views on plans for managing invasive alien species (also known as invasive non-native species) which are widely spread in England and Wales. These plans set out how the species will be effectively managed as required by The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and

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Call for Evidence: Domestic Shipping Air Pollution

Closes 11:45pm, 11 January 2020 The Department for Transport has issued a call for evidence on emissions from domestic shipping activity in the UK’s coastal waters and English inland waterways They wish to better understand emissions from the maritime sector and establish if government can do more to address emission issues. Powered vessels used for

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New MMO Byelaw: West of Walney MCZ Bottom Towed Fishing Gear Byelaw

The Marine Management Organisation’s West of Walney Marine Conservation Zone (Specified Area) Bottom Towed Fishing Gear Byelaw 2018 was signed off by Defra on 4th June 2019. The Byelaw came into force on 4th July 2019.  The purpose of this byelaw is to protect habitats and communities in the specified area, as stated in the

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Coastal Access Update – June 2019

Natural England has produced their June 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 (35 km) – ‘OPEN’ Stretch 2: Whitehaven to Silecroft (51

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Consultation: Welsh National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management

Closes midnight, 16th September 2019 This is the second National Strategy on Flood and Costal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) for Wales, replacing the 2011 Strategy which has been prepared under the terms of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. The Welsh Government is seeking views on how it intends to manage the risk to

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Consultation: Challenges and Choices for water management in Wales

Closes 22 December 2019 Natural Resources Wales has launched a consultation to feed into the development of the 3rd set of River Basin Management Plans under the Water Framework Directive and the next State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR 2) under the Environment Act. The consultation provides an overview of significant water management issues in

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