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Closed – consultation: Solway Coast AONB Management Plan

Closes 27th January 2020. The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team has produced a new draft Management Plan which will guide their work, including work with partners, over the next five years. Views are now being sought on the plan, including the high level vision, goal and outcomes, and whether the thematic actions accurately

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Solway Marine Planning Animation

Solway Firth Partnership has produced an animation as part of the Marine Management Organisation’s ‘Enhanced Stakeholder Engagement’ project. Kyla Orr, an experienced freelance marine ecology consultant and animator, has used graphics and voice over to create a simple, yet effective, overview of the marine planning process in the Solway Firth. This video aims to explain what

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Solway Firth Partnership News – Winter 2016

The December 2016 newsletter from the Solway Firth Partnership (SFP) magazine ‘Tidelines’ is now available. The newsletter details successes between at the recent SFP and Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) conference which detailed Energy, Marine Planning, Community and Landscapes and Marine Biodiversity. The newsletter also details an article written by Ann Linguard of ‘Solway Stories’

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Site Improvement Plan published for Solway Firth

A Site Improvement Plan (SIP) for the Solway Firth has been published by Natural England as part of the Improvement Programme for England’s Natura 2000 Sites (IPENS), a LIFE funded project. The plan provides a high level overview of current and potential future issues affecting the health of Natura 2000 features in the Solway Firth

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Celtic Seas Partnership Project selects Solway as case study

Solway has recently been selected as a suitable case study for the Celtic Seas Partnership Project. Solway is one of three case studies identified as best practice for cross-border management of the marine environment. The Celtic Seas Partnership Project promotes the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), which requires co-ordinated and collaborative sustainable

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Solway Firth consultations events for Marine Plans

With the Solway Firth possessing both an English and Scottish shoreline, the actions of marine planning taken by the respective nations could affect all those for whom the Solway shores are ‘the local coast’.  This is reflected in the fact that Marine Scotland is holding a public event in Maryport, Cumbria to explain more about

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Draft Biosecurity Plan – Marine Invasive Non-native Species in the Solway

The Solway Firth Partnership has produced a draft Biosecurity Plan for the Solway Firth. This follows a seminar on ‘Marine Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) in the Solway’ last September brought together key stakeholders from around  the Solway to raise awareness of the potential impact of marine INNS and to look at possible ways of tackling them. 

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Solway Firth Partnership news

The Autum/Winter 2012 edition of the Solway Firth Partnership’s newsletter – Tidelines – can be downloaded from: SFP website It includes news from both sides of the Solway Firth including the £1.9m Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme – perhaps not strictly coastal but falling within the Solway Coast AONB and providing imporant services to birds which use

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