Latest Newsletter

Coastal Access Updates

Natural England’s Cumbria Area Team has produced the May Cumbria Coastal Access Monthly Update. It covers progress on the 2nd length of coast to be developed: Whitehaven to Silecroft and the 3rd stretch (Gretna to Allonby). In addition the national team has published the April England Coastal Path Update, covering progress across England and detailing the

Read more

Scotland’s National Marine Plan Published

Scotland’s first National Marine Plan was adopted on 25 March 2015 and laid before the Scottish Parliament on 27 March 2015 Setting out a single statutory planning framework for all marine activity – existing and emering, including devolved and reserved functions – within Scottish waters, the plan covers Scotland’s seas to the 200 nautical miles boundary and has a 3

Read more

Historic North West Lido wins Coastal Heritage Photo Competion!

Congratulations to Susannah Bleakley of Morecambe Bay Partnership whose photograph of the historic 1930s Lido at Grange-over-Sands won the recent DCLG/English Heritage Coastal Heritage photograpy competition. Susannah’s striking photograph of the lido - the only salt water lido left in the North West – was shortlisted from over 1000 entries and received more than 3000 votes

Read more

~Closed – consultation: South Inshore and South Offshore marine plan areas – Options report

Closes 4th March. The Marine Management Organisation is running a 4-week informal consultation on the Options report for the South Marine Plans. The Options process considers different ways of achieving the draft Marine Plan objectives and vision and the implications of each choice. A range of supporting documents have been produced including an Options map annex and

Read more

Closed – consultation: Reducing unused licences (latent capacity) in the English 10 metre and under fishing sector

Closes 31st March 2015. Defra is seeking views on the current levels of latent capacity in the English 10 metre and under finfish and shellfish sectorsand how to reduce latent capacity to help to make the English inshore fleet more sustainable. The term ‘latent capacity’ is used to describe those licences issued to allow fishing for quota species which

Read more

Revision of Statement of Public Participation for the South Marine Plans

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published a revised version of the Statement of Public Participation (SPP) for the South Marine Plans which was originally issued in 2013.  The SPP is designed to describe how and when the MMO will provide stakeholders with the chance to contribute to the plan making process, and how their thoughts and

Read more

Morecambe Bay Partnership awarded £300K award to build cycle tourism around the bay

Morecambe Bay Partnership has recently been given a £300,000 award from the Coastal Communities Fund to enhance the cycling tourism offer of Morecambe Bay. The work includes creating a new electric bike network, which will be the UK’s first long distance cycle route accessible by electric bike, and installing new bike infrastructure such as public repair

Read more

New European Climate Adaptation Newsletter published (European Environment Agency, February 2015)

A new newsletter focussing on climate change adaptation has been published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The aim is to share news and information on climate change adaptation actions and research activies all across the EU. It includes reports on the outcomes of the United Nations Climate Conference in Lima, the Mayors Adapt initiative, newly

Read more

EC Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Newsletter – January 2015

The European Commision has published its Maritime Affairs & Fisheries January 2015 newsletter. It includes items on the new measures to protect sea bass stock, forthcoming events including the European Maritime Day Conference 2015 in Piraeus, Greece,  funding opportunities including calls for tenders for the European Fisheries Areas Network 2014 – 2021 and international best practices for maritime spatial planning,

Read more

ICES Newsletter – February 2015

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has issued its e-newsletter for February 2015. The content includes the opening of the 2015 round of the ICES Science Fund for project proposals as well as a review of previously funded projects, a call for papers for the ICES Annual Science Conference 2015 which

Read more