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Frances Edwards

NWCF welcomes a new volunteer

I am pleased to announce that the Coastal Forum staff team is again two – I’ve been joined by a part-time volunteer, Frances Edwards, who has been keeping the website content up to date and relevant  since January. Frances started out at university in Cardiff, graduating with a BSc Hons in Maritime Geography.  She then went to

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NW IFCA Latest Newsletter

The latest newsletter from the NW Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority can be downloaded from the link below. It covers issues such as the MCZs consultation and a new approach to European Marine Site management, as well as news about inshore fisheries in the North West. In February and March the NW IFCA held a

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Morecame Bay benefits from latest round of Coastal Communities Fund

On 11th February Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced the latest round of successful projects which will get financial support from the Coastal Communities Fund. Following on from the success of Barrow in last summer’s first round, Cumbria County Council and Morecambe Bay Partnership have been awarded £490,000 to stimulate sustainable economic growth in the Morecambe

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The Future of the Irish Sea: Strategies for Economic and Environmental Sustainability

Places are still available at the 4SEA Conference -The Future of the Irish Sea: Strategies for Economic and Environmental Sustainability – which is being held at on 12th and 13th March at the Welsh Government Office in Llandudno Junction, North Wales. The conference has been organised by the SUSFISH project (INTERREG 4A). It will provide an arena for

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The 2012 Open brings £65 million benefit to the Lancashire economy

According to new research released on 8th January 2013 the 2012 Open Championship which was held at Royal Lytham & St Annes delivered a £65 million benefit to Lancashire’s economy. The research, which was commissioned by the R&A who organise the Open Championships and was undertaken by Sheffield Hallam University’s Sport Industry Research Centre, involved

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Walney Extension Offshore Windfarm newsletter 4

The latest newsletter from Dong Energy on progress on the Walney Extension is available to download from this link. (Please note if you are viewing this in the e-newsletter you will need to click on the title above to access a workable link).

SUSTAIN: new indicator toolkit for coastal localities available now

The final outputs from the SUSTAIN project – part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG IVC programme – are now availble  together with the presentations and other information from our recent Delivering Sustainable Coasts conference from the SUSTAIN project page. SUSTAIN – Assessing sustainability and strengthening operational policy – has been a 3-year

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Liverpool 2 given the go ahead

The Marine Management Organisation has approved an application for consent from Mersey Docks and Harbour Company Ltd (part of Peel Ports Group) to carry out construction and dredging to create a new deep water terminal of 17 hectares in the outer Mersey Estuary at Seaforth Docks.  This development will provide facilities for 2 post-Panamax container

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Closed – Triennial Review of the Environment Agency and Natural England

The start of the Triennial Review of the Environment Agency and Natural England was announced recently by Environment Secretary Owen Patterson. This review is part of a rolling programme of triennial reviews of public bodies to consider whether the functions carried out by the body are still required and whether the delivery model is right and offers

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Closed – MMO Corporate Plan 2013 – 2016 consultation

The Marine Management Organisation is seeking comments from stakeholders to help shape its Corporate Plan for 2013-2016. The consultation closes on 11th January 2013. To download a copy of the plan and take part in a short survey visit the MMO website.