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Consultation: Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan

Closes 12th February 2018 The Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan is being reviewed and there is an online consultation seeking comments and suggestions. The consultation is an opportunity to put forward views to be taken into account in preparing the Draft AONB Management Plan to cover the period 2019-24, which will be available for

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Careers in Fisheries Management – NWIFCA recruiting now!

The North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority is currently advertising 2 job vacancies, both working in front line fisheries management. The vacancies are: Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Adviser to join the NWIFCA science team of four staff members. Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer to assist with fisheries compliance, surveys and administration of fishing permits.

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Date for you diary: Coastal Challenge Summit, 24th April, London

The Coastal Partnerships Network is hosting a Coastal Challenge Event on 24th April, in London. The North West Coastal Forum, through our involvement on the CPN Committee, is involved in the planning and delivery of this important and innovative event which will, for the first time, bring together the Coastal Community Teams, Coastal Partnerships and others

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North West Marine Plan – Iteration 2 Online Engagement and Workshops

Online Engagement opens on 29th January and closes 29th March 2018 This Spring 2018 the MMO is engaging on iteration 2 of marine planning for the four remaining marine plan regions – the north west, north east, south west and south east. The engagement will focus on: draft marine plan area visions draft options to address

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Coastal Access Updates

Natural England has published a December 2017 update on progress on the England Coast Path in the North West. The coast from Silecroft to the Welsh border on the Dee Estuary is described as ‘proposals in development’ but only one stretch of the coast – a 36km stretch from Allonby to Whitehaven is fully open,

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Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan Published

‘A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment’ sets out the UK Government’s commitments to improve the environment within a generation. It sets goals environmental improvements and details how Government will work with businesses and communities to achieve the goals over the next 25 years.  The plan sits alongside two other government

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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 – Welsh National Marine Plan

Closes 29th March 2018 The Welsh Government is consulting on a draft marine plan for Wales. As part of the consultation a series of public events are being held across Wales in January . These events are designed so that stakeholders can meet members of the marine planning team and discuss how marine planning may

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Consultation: Proposed MGN 581 (F) Registration surveys for fishing vessels under 15m

Closes 11:45 p.m. 29th January 2018 The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is consulting on a new system for Registration Surveys for vessels under 15m built before 16th July 2007 which wish to become fishing vessels. Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN) 1871 allows vessels of less than 15m built before 16 July 2007 to be considered by

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Consultation – Environment Agency enforcement and sanctions policy

Closes 11:45 p.m. on the 29th January 2018. The Environment Agency is consulting on proposals to update its approach to enforcement and sanctions. The Enforcement and Sanctions Statement (ESS) and Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance (ESG) documents were first published in 2011, with a revised ESG being issued in March 2015. However new government policies need

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