Current Consultations

Consultation: management for West of Walney Marine Conservation Zone

Closes 11:45pm 13th July 2018 The Marine Management Organisation has launched a formal consultation on possible new commercial fisheries management measures within part of the West of Walney Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). This takes the form of a proposed West of Walney MCZ (specified area) bottom towed fishing gear byelaw 2018 and follows a period

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Consultation: Environmental Principles and Governance after EU Exit

Closes 2nd August 2018. The Government has launched a consultation on the development of an Environmental Principles and Governance Bill. The new legislation is intended to create a new statutory body for England to act as an independent environmental watchdog and hold the Government to account on environmental obligations in the post-Brexit era when there is

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Sustainable Seas Inquiry Launched

  Closes 5 pm on Wednesday 16th May 2018   The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry on the future of the sea, examining how marine life can be protected from threats such as climate change, overfishing and pollution, and how the Government can create a more sustainable blue economy.   The UK has

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Consultation: Northern Ireland Marine Plan

Closes 15th June 2018 The Northern Ireland Department for Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs has published the draft Northern Ireland Marine Plan. The plan has been produced as a result of the  Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and the Marine Act (Northern Ireland) 2013, and will facilitate the sustainable development of Northern Ireland’s inshore and

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Maritime 2050: call for evidence

Closes 16th May, 11:45 p.m. The Department for Transport has announced a call for evidence from those involved with, or who rely on, the maritime sector to help develop a long term strategy for the future of the UK’s maritime sector – Maritime 2050. The call introduces a number of themes for respondents to consider.

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Marine Planning Events coming to a venue near you!

The Marine Management Organisation is launching a new round of engagement (iteration 2) on the draft visions and options for marine planning in each of the new Marine Plan areas – north west, north east, south west and south east. There will be full day workshops in each marine plan area supported by online engagement,

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Consultation – Managing the UK Queen Scallop Fishery

Closes 3rd January 2017 This consultation is being conducted on behalf of the five UK and Isle of Man Fisheries Administrations. It seeks views on the introduction of new management measures in the queen scallop fishery in ICES divisions VIa (north coast of Northern Ireland and western Scotland) and VIIa (Irish Sea). The purpose of

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Call for evidence: The Economic Potential of Coastal Communities and the Visitor Economy

Closes 5.00pm on 30 September 2016 The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Visitor Economy is conducting an Inquiry into the Economic Potential of Coastal Communities and the Visitor Economy.  The aim of the inquiry is to provide an opportunity to discuss how the Government and the hospitality and tourism industry can support the economic

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Consultation – New NWIFCA Byelaw: Permit to dredge

Consultation closes 9th September. The North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority has launched a consultation on proposals for a new District-wide fisheries byelaw to regulate dredging of shellfish such as mussels and cockles through a permit system. Dredging without a permit in the District will be prohibited. The reason for the new system is

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Consultation: Changes to Regulations to Recover Costs of Services under Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005 and Offshore Chemicals Regulations 2002

Consultation closes 6th September 2016, 5 p.m. The Government is consulting on a proposal to amend the Oil Pollution Prevention and Control (OPPC) and Offshore Chemicals Regulations (OCR) to allow charging for certain regulatory services where there is currently no power to charge for these. Views from the oil and gas industry, and other stakeholders

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