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Coastal Access Updates – including consultation on objections re Gretna to Allonby stretch

Natural England has published an update on progress on the England Coast Path in the North West. Importantly the Gretna to Allonby stretch is at ‘determination stage’ with a decision by the Secretary of State expected in late 2017. Currently the independent planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State is inviting comments  by  midnight on 17th July on

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Future Celtic Seas Collaboration

Updated post-event: Following on from the successful Celtic Seas Partnership project and ongoing work through the SIMCelt project and Irish Sea Maritime Forum, the Irish Sea Maritime Forum held a discussion on future work on Thursday 13th July at the University of Liverpool. This discussion brought at range of stakeholders together to develop mechanisms for future

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Implementing the Atlantic Action Plan – Workshop on Funding & Project Development, Liverpool

UPDATE – this workshop has been postponed and will now be held in the autumn. More information will be posted at that time. The Support Unit for the Atlantic Action Plan, working with the Irish Sea Maritime Forum, is holding a workshop on EU funding and project development for the Atlantic Area in Liverpool. This follows on from

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Rising Sea Levels – 2 New Government Publications

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology publishes a range of POSTnotes on various science and technology issues. These notes are intended to provide independent, balanced and accessible briefings on public policy issues relating to science and technology. A new POSTnote on Rising Sea Levels – POSTnote 555 – discusses the impacts of sea level rise on the frequency

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Digital Skills Programme Launched by Google to Benefit Coastal Tourism

Google has launched a new digital skills programme which aims to help boost tourism at the seaside which is part of the Government’s new Digital Strategy and Digital Skills Partnership. The Google digital skills partnership includes the British Hospitality Association, National Coastal Tourism Academy and UKinbound.. The programme aims to provide digital communication and advertising skills

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Coastal Access – North West & National Updates 2017

Natural England has produced the monthly update for January 2017 summarising the progress being made on delivery of coastal access in the North West. Stretch 1 (Allonby to Whitehaven) and Stretch 2 (Whitehaven to Silecroft) are ‘open’, Stretches 3 (Gretna to Allonby) and 4 (Walney Island) are in the ‘determine’ phase, stretches 5 (Silecroft to Silverdale)

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Closed – NW Marine Plan Iteration 1 – feedback needed!

Closes Friday March 31st 2017 The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has launched a call for feedback on the initial outputs for marine planning in the remaining marine plan areas: North West, North East, South West and South East. There is an online questionnaire and the MMO is asking for feedback on: How the marine plans

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Maritime Affairs & Fisheries News – January 2017

The newsletter from the Maritime Affairs & Fisheries for January has been published and covers the following topics: News Commissioner Vella promises EU support for the Arctic and its people at Tromsø conference New report confirms positive economic trends in EU fishing fleet Seafood: Investigation into EU consumers’ attitudes shows sustainable supply is essential European

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MMO Marine Plan Workshops Spring 2017

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has issued an invitation to participate in the next round of marine plan workshops. These will look at the issues and evidence database which was recently published (see news item on MMO Marine Planning Newsletter Jan 2017), explore potential policies for the new marine plans (including the North West) and

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MMO Marine Planning Newsletter January 2017

The Marine Management Organisation has releasaed its January 2017 newsletter, reporting on a range of activity including the South marine plan consultation, an update on the East marine plan, and links to the links to the economic baseline assessment for all the remaining plan areas (including NW) and the issues with supporting evidence database which

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