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2 Vacancies at the North Western IFCA

The North Western Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority is currently recruiting for 2 vacancies in fisheries management. The NWIFCA is a lead regulator protecting the inshore marine environment and fisheries in the North West of England. Its district extends from the Welsh border in the south to the Scottish border in the north and seawards

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MCCIP Report Card 2020 Launched

The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership has launched a new Report Card for 2020 which provides the latest update on scientific understanding of climate change impacts on the UK’s coast and seas. For the first time the report includes the impacts of climate change on oxygen, cultural heritage and transport and infrastructure.  The report card

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Full Public Consultation on Draft Marine Plans for North West, South West, North East and South East Launched

Closes 11:45 p.m. on the 6th April 2020. The Marine Management Organisation has launched a public consultation on the draft North West, North East, South West and South East Marine Plans. The consultation will run for 12 weeks until 6th April 2020. This is the final stage of statutory public consultation before the Plans are

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Closed – consultation: Solway Coast AONB Management Plan

Closes 27th January 2020. The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team has produced a new draft Management Plan which will guide their work, including work with partners, over the next five years. Views are now being sought on the plan, including the high level vision, goal and outcomes, and whether the thematic actions accurately

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Consultation – Coastal Access in North West England – Silecroft to Silverdale

Closes midnight , Wednesday, 4 March 2020 Natural England has submitted a collection of reports to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, setting out the proposals for improved access to the coast between Silecroft and Silverdale. The reports are available to view on line and at the following locations: Millom Library,

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Diary Dates: Wholescape Approach to Marine Management Regional Workshops 2020

Funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, and managed by The Rivers Trust and the Coastal Partnerships Network, the Wholescape Approach to Marine Management ‘WAMM’ project aims to support a more collaborative approach between Coastal and Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) partnerships to enhance delivery for the coastal and estuarine environment nationwide. A series of

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Welsh National Marine Plan Published

The Welsh Government has published the Welsh National Marine Plan – Wale’s first ever strategic plan for marine management. Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, said: “This is our first step in ensuring we utilise our seas to the best of their potential, without having a negative impact on our marine and

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Ireland launches consultation on the draft National Marine Planning Framework

Closes noon, 28th February 2020 The Irish Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government have launched a public consultation on the draft National Marine Planning Framework.  This is Ireland’s first marine planning framework and will apply to a broad range of marine activities, providing a long-term framework for effective management and sustainable use of Ireland’s

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Consultation: River basin planning: Challenges and Choices

Closes 11:45 pm,  24 April 2020 The Environment Agency is holding a consultation in preparation for the 2nd 6-yearly update of the River Basin Management Plans for England. They are seeking views on: the challenges that limit the benefits society obtains from the water environment in the river basin districts in England (the challenges) the

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Marine Strategy Part One: UK Updated Assessment and Good Environmental Status and a Summary of Responses October 2019

As a result of the consultation which took place earlier this summer Defra has, in October 2019, published an updated Marine Strategy Part One: UK Updated Assessment and Good Environmental Status report and a separate report summarising the responses to the consultation. This consultation marked the start of the 2nd implementation cycle of the UK

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