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 Future and Changing Context of the Irish Sea in the 2020s

Over the summer of 2020 the Irish Sea Maritime Forum, supported by the University of Liverpool, conducted an online survey to develop a comprehensive…

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Nature Positive 2030 Report Published

The five statutory nature conservation bodies of the UK – Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, NatureScot and the Northern Ireland…

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Consultation: Best Practice Guidance for Developing Compensatory Measures in Relation to Marine Protected Areas

Consultation closes 11:45pm on 30 September 2021 DEFRA is seeking views on best practice guidance for developing compensatory measures in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs),…

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Future of Seaside Towns – Updated Government Response to House of Lords Select Committee Report

The Government has published – in June 2021 – an updated government response to the House of Lords Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns…

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North West Marine Plans Adopted!

The UK Government has, today (23rd June) formally adopted the marine plans for the North West, North East, South West and South East of…

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Government Response to the Highly Protected Marine Areas Review

The Government has – on 8th June 2021 – published its response to the Highly Protected Marine Areas Review which they had previously commissioned…

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Fishing and Offshore Wind – Policy Brief

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries has published a policy brief on UK Fishing and Offshore Wind.  The briefing summarises the outputs from…

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Closed – consultation: UK Dolphin and Porpoise Conservation Strategy

Consultation Closes 14 Jun 2021 The Scottish Government, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Welsh Government, the Department of Agriculture, Environment…

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Closed – consultation on draft regulations for the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments

Consultation close: 6pm on 16 June 2021 The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are seeking views on the draft merchant shipping (control and management…

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Closed – consultation: Introduction of a deposit return scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Consultation close: 11:45pm on 4 June 2021 The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is carrying out a second consultation on proposals…

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