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Consultation on investigating options for reducing releases to the environment of microplastics (European Commission)

Closes 16th October 2017 The European Commission has launched a public consultation on options for reducing releases of microplastics into the marine environment. The aims are to collect views from stakeholders and the public on policy options and to gather further information and evidence on sources of microplastics pollution and policy options for the reduction

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Maritime Spatial Planning: Transboundary Co-operation in the Celtic Seas – SIMCelt closing conference 28 &29 November, Liverpool

SIMCelt – Supporting Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Celtic Seas – is a 2 year project running to December 2017 co-funded by the EU Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. It aims to promote practical cross-border cooperation between Member States on the implementation of the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive in OSPSAR Region III:

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Future Celtic Seas Collaboration

Updated post-event: Following on from the successful Celtic Seas Partnership project and ongoing work through the SIMCelt project and Irish Sea Maritime Forum, the Irish Sea Maritime Forum held a discussion on future work on Thursday 13th July at the University of Liverpool. This discussion brought at range of stakeholders together to develop mechanisms for future

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Tourism & the Public Value of Nature: 27th September – call for speakers

The University of Central Lancashire is holding a free to attend  one day conference on Tourism and the Public Value of Nature on 27th September, 2017, at their Westlakes campus in Whitehaven. The conference is being organised by UCLan’s Applied Policy Science Unit in collaboration with the Tourism Society and the Policy Network to celebrate UN World

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Implementing the Atlantic Action Plan – Workshop on Funding & Project Development, Liverpool

UPDATE – this workshop has been postponed and will now be held in the autumn. More information will be posted at that time. The Support Unit for the Atlantic Action Plan, working with the Irish Sea Maritime Forum, is holding a workshop on EU funding and project development for the Atlantic Area in Liverpool. This follows on from

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Marine Spatial Planning in a Nutshell

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is a tool for better and more sustainable use of the marine and coastal environment. Work has already started on the North West Marine Plan, with a series of Marine Management Organisation workshops and an early consultation on issues and options. For those that haven’t come across the concept of MSP

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Maritime Affairs & Fisheries News – January 2017

The newsletter from the Maritime Affairs & Fisheries for January has been published and covers the following topics: News Commissioner Vella promises EU support for the Arctic and its people at Tromsø conference New report confirms positive economic trends in EU fishing fleet Seafood: Investigation into EU consumers’ attitudes shows sustainable supply is essential European

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Showing Support for Working Together at the Celtic Seas Scale

As the Celtic Seas Partnership project nears completion many of the stakeholders who have been involved with the project have told the project team that they would like to see face-to-face engagement at the Celtic Seas scale continue after the project finishes. In today’s economic climate, getting the resources to make this happen will be

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Maritime Affairs & Fisheries News – October 2016

The newsletter from the Maritime Affairs & Fisheries for October has been published and covers the following topics: News Baltic Sea: sustainable fishing quotas set for 2017 Commission proposes deep-sea fishing opportunities ensuring the sustainable exploitation of vulnerable species 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference: Commissioner Vella hands over awards for best Atlantic projects European Maritime Day 2017

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Calling all Seafood Chefs – Olivier Roellinger Culinary Contest opens for entries

Closes 31st December, 2016 This week sees the launch of the Culinary Contest Olivier Roellinger for the Preservation of Ocean Resources. The contest, co-founded by SeaWeb Europe and Ferrandi-Paris in partership with Dinard’s catering school and the Relais & Châteaux organisation, is aimed at the next generation of young chefs and future professionals in the

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