Tag Archives: marine

NW Marine Plans: Annual Monitoring Survey

Closes 15th December 2020 The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is asking stakeholders in the north west of England to take part in the annual monitoring survey to gather baseline information on the draft North West Marine Plan. This is the first time the MMO has run the survey in the north west and they will

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Vote now to help Morecambe Bay Partnership win funding for their ‘Clear the Bay by Day’ Project

Voting closes 12 noon, Thursday 22nd October. Morecambe Bay Partnership has entered a competition being run by the European Outdoor Conservation Association and urgently needs your vote to ensure success. Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Chief Executive Susannah Bleakley said “We have just 1 week to get 1000’s of votes to  turn the tide on plastic. We are the

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Consultation: Marine Strategy Part Two: Monitoring Programmes

Closes 23:45, 17th November 2020 Defra, the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government are seeking views on the updated marine monitoring programmes for the state of the UK’s seas. The proposed monitoring programmes will be used to gather evidence on the status of different parts of the UK marine environment to

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Breaking the Plastic Wave – A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Pew Charitable Trusts have published a report which presents a global analysis of plastic flows into the ocean now and in the future and a pathway towards collectively solving plastic pollution. The report was prepared by The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ, working with a panel of 17 global experts, the University of Oxford,

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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 developed with local partners to help to deliver sustainable management of natural resources at a place-based level and the Welsh Goverment’s Natural Resources Policy priorities of: Delivering nature-based solutions Increasing renewable

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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, specific guidance on each plan policy and information on consenting requirements, governance, other legislation and definitions of terms used within the plan. The Implementation Guidance must be considered by any Public

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The Irish Sea in the 2020s – Survey – closed

This survey is now closed.    The Irish Sea Maritime Forum, supported by the University of Liverpool, is conducting an Irish-sea wide survey to look to the future and the changing context of the Irish Sea in the 2020s. The aim is to develop a comprehensive picture of the future for the Irish Sea and

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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 Areas (HPMAs) in the waters for which the Secretary of State has responsibility: the English inshore and offshore and Northern Ireland offshore zones. The review was led by former Environment and

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Marine Planning Consultation Posters

The North West Coastal Forum has produced a series of posters to publicise the current consultation on the Draft North West Inshore and Offshore Marine Plans which is taking place until April 6th 2020. The posters will be displayed at public information points on the coast and in a range of other places from sailing

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Closed Consultation – Managing the Marine Historic Environment of Wales

Closes 3rd June 2019 The Welsh Government is consulting on updated guidance on managing and protecting the marine historic environment, which includes wrecks, submerged prehistory and coastal and intertidal archaeology. The guidance document – ‘Managing the marine historic environment of Wales’ – sets out the Welsh Government’s approach to underwater heritage and offers best practice guidance

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