Regional News

Closed – consultation: management for West of Walney Marine Conservation Zone

Closes 11:45pm 13th July 2018 The Marine Management Organisation has launched a formal consultation on possible new commercial fisheries management measures within part of the West of Walney Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). This takes the form of a proposed West of Walney MCZ (specified area) bottom towed fishing gear byelaw 2018 and follows a period

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Past Event: The Shape of the North West Coast Conference – 12 & 13 June, Southport

Book by 25th May. The North West & North Wales Coastal Group and the North West Regional Monitoring Programme are holding a ‘Shape of the North West Coast’ conference on the 12th and 13th June  2018 in Southport. This free, 2 day event aims to bring together all those with an interest in coastal risk management

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Closed – North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority Member Recruitment

NW-IFCA application deadline 12:00 Friday 8th June 2018 The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has opened recruitment for new members for the Eastern, North Western, North Eastern and Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs). The North Western IFCA is looking for two new members; interest is welcomed from those with experience and interest in commercial

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Flood scheme boost with £36m of funding

On 27 March Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey announced the 25 new schemes to receive a share of £36 million  to improve flood protection announced in last year’s Autumn Statement. £33.8 million will be allocated to the 25 schemes over the next three years, in addition to a £2.2 millionalready allocated to 13 projects in Cumbria and

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Closed – Consultation: Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing – 30th Seaward Licensing Round Draft Appropriate Assessments

Closes 5 p.m. 29th March 2018 The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has opened a 6 week consultation on draft Appropriate Assessments for oil and gas licensing Blocks applied for in the 30th Seaward Licensing Round. In July 2017 the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced the 30th Seaward Licensing Round. As a

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Closed – consultation: Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan

Closes 12th February 2018 The Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan is being reviewed and there is an online consultation seeking comments and suggestions. The consultation is an opportunity to put forward views to be taken into account in preparing the Draft AONB Management Plan to cover the period 2019-24, which will be available for

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Closed – Careers in Fisheries Management – NWIFCA recruiting now!

The North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority is currently advertising 2 job vacancies, both working in front line fisheries management. The vacancies are: Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Adviser to join the NWIFCA science team of four staff members. Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer to assist with fisheries compliance, surveys and administration of fishing permits.

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Closed – North West Marine Plan – Iteration 2 Online Engagement and Workshops

Online Engagement opens on 29th January and closes 29th March 2018 This Spring 2018 the MMO is engaging on iteration 2 of marine planning for the four remaining marine plan regions – the north west, north east, south west and south east. The engagement will focus on: draft marine plan area visions draft options to address

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Coastal Access Updates

Natural England has published a December 2017 update on progress on the England Coast Path in the North West. The coast from Silecroft to the Welsh border on the Dee Estuary is described as ‘proposals in development’ but only one stretch of the coast – a 36km stretch from Allonby to Whitehaven is fully open,

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Marine Planning Events coming to a venue near you!

The Marine Management Organisation is launching a new round of engagement (iteration 2) on the draft visions and options for marine planning in each of the new Marine Plan areas – north west, north east, south west and south east. There will be full day workshops in each marine plan area supported by online engagement,

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