Making the most of the North West Coast

About the Forum

The North West Coastal Forum is a multi-sector partnership bringing together coastal stakeholders from across the North West to promote and deliver sustainable management and use of our coastline…

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The Irish Sea in the 2020s – Survey

Closing date 31st August   The Irish Sea Maritime Forum, supported by the University of Liverpool, is conducting an Irish-sea wide survey to look…

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Covid-19 and NWCF-related Activity

Due to the current virus outbreak and guidance on avoiding travel, social distancing, etc., it has become necessary to adjust the way we operate…

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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…

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Extended Consultation: River Basin Planning: Challenges and Choices

New closing date of 24th September 2020 (amended from 24 April 2020 due to Covid-19) The Environment Agency is holding a consultation in preparation…

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Best Practice on Reducing the Amount of Fishing Gear Littering the NE Atlantic

OSPAR has published a scoping study on best practices for the design and recycling of fishing gear as a means to reduce quantities of…

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Fishing Industry Safety Group Launches Safety Campaign – #HOMEANDDRY

As part of Commercial fishing and Maritime Safety Week 2020 The Fishing Industry Safety Group has launched a commercial fishing safety campaign – Home and Dry…

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Publication of the Consultation Summary for the Draft NE, NW, SE and SW Marine Plans

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published the ‘Draft North East, North West, South East and South West Marine Plans: Consultation Summary 2020’ .…

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Marine Area Statement for Wales

Natural Resources Wales have published 7 Area Statements, including one for the Welsh marine waters out to 12 nautical miles. These Statements have been…

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Welsh National Marine Plan Implementation Guidance Published

The Welsh Government has published Implementation Guidance to accompany the Welsh National Marine Plan. The guidance provides more detail on policies within the plan,…

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Benyon Review Into Highly Protected Marine Areas: final report published

On World Ocean Day 2019, the then Defra Secretary of State, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, launched an  independent review on Highly Protected Marine…

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