Current Consultations

NW Marine Plans: Annual Monitoring Survey

Closes 15th December 2020 The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is asking stakeholders in the north west of England to take part in the annual monitoring survey to gather baseline information on the draft North West Marine Plan. This is the first time the MMO has run the survey in the north west and they will

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Consultation: Marine Strategy Part Two: Monitoring Programmes

Closes 23:45, 17th November 2020 Defra, the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government are seeking views on the updated marine monitoring programmes for the state of the UK’s seas. The proposed monitoring programmes will be used to gather evidence on the status of different parts of the UK marine environment to

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Consultation – Whelk Management Measures 2020 – extension

Closes 1st November 2020 The Welsh Government is consulting on proposals to introduce: an authorisation scheme for licenced and registered UK vessels fishing for whelks (Buccinum undatum) with pots in the Welsh zone an annual limit on the total amount of whelk that can be taken from the Welsh zone a flexible monthly landing cap

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Consultation: Introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland

Closes 4th January 2021. The Scottish Government is consulting on the introduction of market restrictions on the most commonly littered single-use plastic items found on European beaches. This would effectively ban these items. The results of the consultation will be used to inform policy and any future legislation as Scotland seeks to match the requirements

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England Coast Path from Cleveleys to Pier Head, Liverpool – Opportunity to Comment on Proposals

Closes midnight, Wednesday 2nd December 2020. Natural England has submitted a report to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs setting out the proposals for improved access to the coast between Cleveleys, Wyre and Pier Head, Liverpool. There is now an opportunity to make representations on, or objections to the proposals; the

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Consultation: Reducing single use plastic in Wales

Closes 22nd October 2020 The Welsh Government is seeking views on proposals to ban nine single use plastic products. The aim is to help address the environmental damage caused by inappropriate disposal of these products. Under the proposals businesses would be banned from providing these products to end users (consumers) in Wales. The items are

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Closed – Hospitality & Tourism APPG Inquiry into Coasts and Waters

Closed 19th August, 5 p.m. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hospitality and Tourism has launched an inquiry into ‘Coasts and Waters.’ Responses will inform a report from the APPG making recommendations to Government. The consultation covers: What, if any, distinct concerns do costal or lakeside businesses have from other hospitality businesses? How can demand be

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Closed consultation: Amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regime for Offshore Oil and Gas Projects

Consultation closed 23:45 on 2 October 2020 The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy  is seeking views on proposed Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Unloading and Storage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2020 which would replace the Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipe-lines (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1999. The proposed regulations amend the offshore

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The Irish Sea in the 2020s – Survey – closed

This survey is now closed.    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

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Closed – Consultation on Draft Marine Plans for North West, South West, North East and South East Launched

Deadline Extended – now closes 11:45 p.m. on the 20th April 2020 – this consultation was due to close on the 6th April 2020 but the deadline has been extended due to the Covid-19 outbreak. However the MMO urges people who have nearly completed their response to try to meet the original 6th April deadline

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