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The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities Update for the Inshore Fishing Community

The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (AIFCA) has produced an update for fishing communities dealing with Covid-19 and its impact on fishing communities and  businesses as well as the work of the IFCAs and other regulatory authorities.  The Update includes a lot of useful information on support for fishing businesses including links to

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Covid-19 and NWCF-related Activity

Due to the current virus outbreak and guidance on avoiding travel, social distancing, etc., it has become necessary to adjust the way we operate and to defer some planned activities and face-to-face meetings until a later date. Importantly this includes the need to reschedule the WAMM workshop which was going to be held on 2nd

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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

Deadline Extended – now closes 11:45 p.m. on the 20th April 2020 – this consultation was due to close on the 6th April 2020 but the deadline has been extended due to the Covid-19 outbreak. However the MMO urges people who have nearly completed their response to try to meet the original 6th April deadline

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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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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: 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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NW Coastal Access Update

Natural England has produced their October update on progress in developing the English Coast Path on the North West’s coast. There is a lot more detail in this month’s update but a brief summary of status of each section is: Stretch 1: Allonby to Whitehaven (35 km) – ‘OPEN’ Stretch 2: Whitehaven to Silecroft (51

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