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Call for evidence: Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities: how they operate

This call for evidence closes on 1 August 2014 12:00am  Defra is calling for evidence on how each Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) has worked to meet its duties. This evidence will be used in drawing up a report on the conduct and operation of IFCAs which the Secretary of State must lay before

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Consultation on River Basin Management Planning Ministerial Guidance and Standards

This consultation closes on 30th May 2014 Defra and the Welsh Government are seeking views on their draft updated guidance to the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales on river basin planning. The guidance includes a description of how the two Government Agencies will be expected to use the new and updated standards in classifying

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Consultation on the Sulphur Content of Marine Fuel

This consultation closes at 1 July 2014 4:00pm The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is consulting on the draft Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) and Motor Fuel (Composition and Content)(Amendment) Regulations 2014 implementing EU Directive 2012/33/EU on the sulphur content of marine fuel. They are seeking views from industry on the Government’s proposals

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Coastal Access Update

Cumbria Coastal Access Monthly Update: May 2014  This update provides local and regional representatives and other interested stakeholders with a brief summary on progress for each of the coastal stretches Natural England is working on in Cumbria including the recently ‘commenced’ coastal access rights from Allonby to Whitehaven and developments on the next stretch from

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Consultation Outcome: Proposal to remove Roanhead and Askam in Furness beaches from the list of designated bathing waters

Defra has published the summary of responses and the outcome of their consultation on the de-designation of the Roanhead and Askam in Furness bathing waters. Outcome: both Askam in Furness and Roanhead will be removed from the list of bathing waters with effect from the 2014 bathing season on the grounds of concerns about public

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Welcome to Morecambe Bay course – training to boost the visitor economy

‘Welcome to Morecambe Bay’, a new, bespoke customer-service training course, is taking place for the first time in Cumbria on Tuesday 13 May at the Forum in Barrow with further courses taking place over the next 12 months.  The one-day training course combines customer care with product knowledge so that visitors get the best possible

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Morecambe Bay Plays Host to Spectacular Outdoor Photography Exhibition

100 panels of stunning images of the UK’s wildlife and nature will be unveiled by Morecambe Bay Partnership in three locations around Morecambe Bay this summer. Part of the 2020VISION roadshow, this spectacular Street Gallery exhibition tells the story of why nature and wild places matter to each and every one of us. The images,

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Coastal Partnerships Network Newsletter Spring 2014

The Spring 2014 Coastal Partnerships Network newsletter is available to download below. It contains a round up of Coastal Partnerships Network activity including the meeting with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, George Eustice, MP in March which Caroline Salthouse of the North West Coastal Forum took part in, together with work on development of

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Call for papers – ICE Coastal Management 2015

The Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) 8th Coastal Management Conference will take place in September 2015, in the Netherlands. Coastal Management 2015 – Changing Coasts, Changing Climate, Changing Minds seeks papers on top international coastal projects that offer practical learning, innovative and integrated solutions, and encourage new ways of understanding and managing our coasts. Occurring every

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NW IFCA News Issue 5 April 2014

The North West Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority has issued their latest newsletter which, among other news includes details of Fishing Community Stakeholder Meetings which will be held on a range of dates from 16th May in Wallasey, Preston, Milnthorpe and Whitehaven.  The meetings are being held to explain changes to fisheries management in European

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