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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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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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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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Closed – Ireland launches consultation on the draft National Marine Planning Framework

Closed 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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Closed – Consultation: Challenges and Choices for water management in Wales

Closes 22 December 2019 Natural Resources Wales has launched a consultation to feed into the development of the 3rd set of River Basin Management Plans under the Water Framework Directive and the next State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR 2) under the Environment Act. The consultation provides an overview of significant water management issues in

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Love Water! New campaign launched to protect our most precious resource

The ‘Love Water’ campaign, a long-term campaign launched on 31st July 2019, aims to raise awareness of the importance of water and the role everyone plays in protecting it. More than 40 environmental groups, charities, water companies and regulators – including the Environment Agency, Water UK, Ofwat, NFU and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) –

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