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What do you like most about Wirral’s Coast?

We would like to invite you to take part in a survey exploring residents’ and visitors’ views on Wirral’s coast. The results will help us to understand what people value most about Wirral’s coast and the environmental issues it faces. The survey, which is being organised by the University of Liverpool and the North West

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Member Vacancies on the North Western Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority

Application deadline: 28th August The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently recruiting members for 3 IFCAs – North Western, North Eastern and Northumberland. The MMO is responsible for appointing local people with relevant expertise to IFCA committees. MMO appointees make up roughly half of IFCA committee membership and are appointed on a voluntary basis. IFCAs

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Save the Date: Celtic Seas Partnership Workshop for England, 19th November, Bristol

The Celtic Seas Partnership is holding a 2nd round of national workshops over Autumn 2015. Workshops will be taking place in England, France, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and will enable participants to explore a range of issues impacting the future of the Celtic Seas, and to hear an update on the latest developments

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Morecambe Bay Partnership Events Summer 2015

The Morecambe Bay Partnership has published a newsletter giving details of events around the Bay. Covering August, September and October the impressive range of fascinating things to do includes Heritage Open Days, dates of 9 Beach Cleans, talks and guided walks on local heritage including archaeology, fishing, salt-making and marine life. The newsletter can be

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Managing flood and coastal erosion risk: April 2014 to March 2015

The Environment has published their fourth annual national flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) report for England. The reported year saw the largest programme of capital works completed in any one year, with 111 new flood and coastal risk management schemes, reducing flood risk for 31,700 households and reducing coastal erosion risk for a

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NW Regional Monitoring Programme Newsletter issue 5

The North West Regional Monitoring Programme issues a twice-yearly newsletter providing news on the monitoring programme, spotlighting specific issues and providing an update of forthcoming monitoring, reporting and relevant events across the region. This issue features the ecological mapping study, the Be Flood Ready website, a report from Lancaster City Council on their coastal defence

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Water for Life and Livelihoods Consultation Summary Response Published

The Environment Agency has published a report summarising the responses to the consultation on draft River Basin Management Plans that ran from 10 October 2014 to 10 April 2015. The consultation was the third and final stage of public consultation on the second cycle of river basin planning. It posed questions on proposed long-term objectives for

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National Marine Week 2015: 25 July to 9 August

As in previous years this annual celebration of our marine and coastal environment – National Marine Week – is so plum full of activity that it’s expanded to a fortnight! Organised by the Wildlife Trusts to raise awareness of the richness and diversity of the UK’s marine life Wildlife Trusts (both coastal and inland) around

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Coastal Access Updates July 2015

Natural England has produced their July update on progress of the roll out of National Coastal Access on the Cumbrian coast. This issue (downloadable below) gives information on the expansion of the local Coastal Access Team and the latest news on all 3 Cumbrian stretches, one of which is open, one of which is awaiting final decision and

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Consultation of the Revised Voluntary Fishing Vessel Codes of Practice

Closes 14 August 2015. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is consulting on revisions to the following Marine Guidance Notes: MGN 501 – The code of practice for fishing vessels of 24 metres and over and MGN 502 – The code of practice for the safety of small fishing vessels. They are also seeking views on  revisions

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