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Latest Coastal Access News – April 2014

On the 11th April coastal access rights formally commenced on the first stretch of the North West’s coast to be opened up as part of the English Coastal Path. This stretches 36 km from Allonby to Whitehaven. Forthe  latest details on progress on rolling out the English Coastal Path in Cumbria including information on the

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Speke Garston Coastal Reserve celebrates 10 years!

The partners of the Speke Garston Coastal Reserve - Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Sailing Club, National Trust and Peel Holdings - are planning a 2-day event on 2nd and 3rd of May to celebrate the 10th birthday of the reserve, a fantastic natural resource on the north bank of the Mersey Estuary. The event includes leisure and walking activities

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Commission review gives Member States a ‘must do better’ report for Marine Strategies

A report has been released by the European Commission evaluating the current conditions of the European seas (2014). Current state of the seas was interpreted by Member States in relation to the Marine Strategy Framework Strategy (MSFD) to achieve Good Environmental Status.  In July 2008, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) was introduced by the

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England’s first marine plans formally adopted

The marine plans for East inshore and offshore areas have been formally adopted by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Owen Paterson. Covering the area of English coast and marine waters from Flamborough Head in Yorkshire to Felixstowe in East Anglia, the marine plans are intended to inform and guide decisions on the sustainable

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Have your say on ideas for MSFD measures

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) has been introduced by the European Commission  to bring about Good Environmental Status in our seas. What does this mean? What does Good Environmental Status look like? The aim is to get our seas back to their former glory and for marine activities and industry to be managed in

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Consultation on Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Proposals for UK Marine Monitoring Programmes

This consultation runs from 8 January 2014 to 2 April 2014 Defra, the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government are seeking views on the UK’s proposed monitoring programmes to measure progress towards achieving and maintaining Good Environmental Status (GES) in their seas by 2020. The Marine Strategy Framework Directive requires that Member

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Are you a LOVEmyBEACH Business?

The LOVEmyBEACH campaign has been set up by the Turning Tides Partnership to work with local communities, businesses and visitors to improve the quality of bathing waters in the North West. They have recently developed a business pack so that organisations both large and small can take action to help tackle the huge challenge we face: to

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Marine Planning Newsletter 17 – December 2013

The Marine Management Organisation’s latest newsletter is now available. It covers updates on progress in the East Plan Area where responses from the consultation on inshore and offshore plans are being processed, news about the summary report arising from the 3 Decision Makers’ Workshops, an update on the South Plans Area including news about the workshops

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Exciting Times for the Morecambe Bay Partnership!

The Morecambe Bay Partnership has a great new website and e-newsletter which you can sign up to online (see the link below).  As well as information about MBP, its staff, partners and project and all the latest Partnership news and events the site contains an interactive map of the Bay including events, places of interest, viewpoints

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Coastal Access – national news

Two newsletters have been issued giving progress on access across England. Natural England have published their October ‘England Coastal Path Update’ which details progress on all the stretches currently underway: Dorset (2 stretches), Somerset, Kent (2 stretches), Norfolk (2 stretches), Durham Hartlepool and Sunderland, North Yorkshire and Teeside and the 2 stretches in Cumbria. Defra

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