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Get active this summer with the Turning Tide Partnership’s Active Coast!

Active Coast is a summer programme of coastal activities to encourage people to make the most of the North West’s wonderful coastline, connect with nature and other people and improve their health and sense of wellbeing. Organised by members of the Turning Tides Partnership working with  LOVEmyBEACH there are a wide range of organised activities

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Events: Helping the UK Seafood Sector be Ready for Brexit

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in partnership with Seafish and the Marine Management Organisation, is hosting a series of events across England to help seafood traders, processors and businesses prepare for Brexit by understanding the changes that lie ahead. These events are open to people and businesses involved in the processing and

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Government Response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Future of Seaside Towns

The government has issued a response to the report by the House of Lords Select Committee on the future of seaside towns. The Committee looked closely at a wide range of issues affecting seaside towns and the government response supports the vast majority of the report’s recommendations and highlights the work being undertaken to help

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Closed – Consultation: Seeking evidence to help inform the development of a new approach for the allocation of additional fishing quota in England after Brexit.

Closes 11:45pm on 30 August 2019 Defra is seeking evidence to help develop a new approach for allocating any additional English fishing quota secured during negotiations following Brexit. In particular, they want to hear from the fishing industry and others in England and the Crown Dependencies, on issues such as: establishing a reserve of quota

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Closed – consultation: Invasive alien species: management measures for widely spread species in England and Wales

Closed 11:45pm on 12 September 2019 Defra and the Welsh Government are seeking views on plans for managing invasive alien species (also known as invasive non-native species) which are widely spread in England and Wales. These plans set out how the species will be effectively managed as required by The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and

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Call for Evidence: Domestic Shipping Air Pollution

Closes 11:45pm, 11 January 2020 The Department for Transport has issued a call for evidence on emissions from domestic shipping activity in the UK’s coastal waters and English inland waterways They wish to better understand emissions from the maritime sector and establish if government can do more to address emission issues. Powered vessels used for

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Booking now closed for Across the Sands of Dee 2019, Monday 9th September, Chester

Across the Sands of Dee 2019 is an exciting opportunity for people with an interest in the Dee Estuary and Liverpool Bay to gain insight into marine planning in advance of the consultation on the draft north west marine plans later this year, and to input their views into a developing National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Closed consultation – NW IFCA Byelaws

Closed 8th November 2019 Two byelaws have been approved and made by the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. In accordance with Defra’s byelaw making process the Authority must now advertise these byelaws and provide a consultation period before they can be signed by the Minister to bring them into force. A summary of

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New MMO Byelaw: West of Walney MCZ Bottom Towed Fishing Gear Byelaw

The Marine Management Organisation’s West of Walney Marine Conservation Zone (Specified Area) Bottom Towed Fishing Gear Byelaw 2018 was signed off by Defra on 4th June 2019. The Byelaw came into force on 4th July 2019.  The purpose of this byelaw is to protect habitats and communities in the specified area, as stated in the

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Coastal Access Update – June 2019

Natural England has produced their June 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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