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Save the date: Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum 2016 – 9th & 10th November, Durham

This year’s Coastal Partnerships Network Forum will take place in Durham on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November. The venue is the historic Town Hall in the centre of Durham, close to the Durham World Heritage Site. The event will include a field visit to the Durham Heritage Coast to discuss a range of coastal

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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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Consultation: England Coast Path from Gretna to Allonby: comment on proposals

Closes 19th September 2016, 5 p.m. Natural England is inviting comments on proposals for coastal access between Gretna and Allonby on the Cumbrian coast. A report was submitted to the Secretary of State for the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on 25th July setting out the proposals and Natural England are

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Open for Entries: the 4th North West Awards for Coastal Excellence (NW ACE)

Is your coastal work ACE? Are you a community group or an organisation carrying out work on the North West coast? Do you know someone whose work on the coast has inspired you? If so consider entering your project or that special person for this year’s awards! NW ACE is award scheme organised by the

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National Marine Week – July 23rd – August 7th 2016

National Marine Week, hosted by the Wildlife Trusts, runs from 23rd July to 7th August 2016 and aims to celebrate the wonderful and varied life found in UK seas. Staff and volunteers from Wildlife Trust branches will be holding marine awareness and educational events including rockpool rambles, strandline searches, cetacean watches and in the North West

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Environment Audit Committee Inquiry: Marine Protected Areas Revisited

Deadline for written submissions: 7th October 2016, 5 p.m. (no longer than 3000 words, must be submitted via the online portal) The Environmental Audit Committee is calling for evidence on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the UK and the Overseas Territories. This inquiry follows on from two previous inquiries: Marine Protected Areas and Sustainability in

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National Coastal Access – North West Update

Natural England have produced their monthly update for July 2016 summarising the progress being made on delivery of coastal access in the North West. Stretch 1 (Allonby to Whitehaven) and Stretch 2 (Whitehaven to Silecroft) are ‘open’, with work started on implementing the route in Stretch 2 and a likely completion date of 2017. Stretches 3

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Solway Firth Partnership News – Summer 2016

The July 2016 newsletter from the Solway Firth Partnership magazine ‘Tidelines’ is now available. It features the Marine Management Organisation’s call for evidence and July North West issues and evidence workshops, the new Solway Coastwise project, news about the Brow Well on the Solway coast, the ‘Solway Seafood – Out of the Blue’ exhibition which

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Maritime Affairs & Fisheries News – July 2016

The newsletter from the Maritime Affairs & Fisheries for July has been published and covers the following topics: News Your holiday guide to eating F.I.S.H. Commission proposes to lift ‘red card’ from Republic of Guinea after it steps up fight against illegal fishing New, simplified EU programme for fisheries data collection: a milestone towards more robust

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Call for Papers – The Atlantic Salmon Trust and The Tweed Foundation

The Atlantic Salmon Trust and Tweed Foundation are calling for papers for their conference ‘From Headwater to Headland, Improving smelt survival in rivers and estuaries’ to be held from the 14th to 15th March 2017 in Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Suggested topics include: The impact of predation in freshwater on smolt number Smolt numbers and condition Drivers of

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