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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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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 fishing gear found as marine litter in the North East Atlantic. Both unintentional and intentional loss of fishing gear at sea result in marine litter and negative environmental impacts. The study

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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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Irish Sea Maritime Forum Biennial Conference 2019, Cardiff, 15 January

Book by Friday 11th January – some places still available at this free  conference which considers marine planning, marine protected areas and climate change at an Irish Sea-wide scale. The aim of the event is to bring together stakeholders from across the Irish Seas to to learn about issues of current and shared interest and

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Irish Sea Maritime Forum Summer 2018 Newsletter

The Irish Sea Maritime Forum has published a newsletter for Summer 2018. This includes updates on: The continuing role of Senator Gerry Horkan as ISMF Chairman The Future Celtic Seas Collaboration workshop which took place last year and follow-up activities, such as the ISMF Key Stakeholder Review European Maritime and Fisheries Funding (EMFF) applications The

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UK Joins the Coral Reef Life Declaration

Environment Minister, Thérèse Coffey, announced on the 9th April that the UK has joined 12 other signatories to the Coral Reef Life Declaration. The Coral Reef Life Declaration was launched by Prince Albert II of Monaco at the Our Ocean conference in Malta in October 2017 with the aim of encouraging countries to come together to protect coral

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Maritime Spatial Planning: Transboundary Co-operation in the Celtic Seas – SIMCelt closing conference 28 &29 November, Liverpool

SIMCelt – Supporting Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Celtic Seas – is a 2 year project running to December 2017 co-funded by the EU Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. It aims to promote practical cross-border cooperation between Member States on the implementation of the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive in OSPSAR Region III:

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Future Celtic Seas Collaboration

Updated post-event: Following on from the successful Celtic Seas Partnership project and ongoing work through the SIMCelt project and Irish Sea Maritime Forum, the Irish Sea Maritime Forum held a discussion on future work on Thursday 13th July at the University of Liverpool. This discussion brought at range of stakeholders together to develop mechanisms for future

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Tourism & the Public Value of Nature: 27th September – call for speakers

The University of Central Lancashire is holding a free to attend  one day conference on Tourism and the Public Value of Nature on 27th September, 2017, at their Westlakes campus in Whitehaven. The conference is being organised by UCLan’s Applied Policy Science Unit in collaboration with the Tourism Society and the Policy Network to celebrate UN World

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Implementing the Atlantic Action Plan – Workshop on Funding & Project Development, Liverpool

UPDATE – this workshop has been postponed and will now be held in the autumn. More information will be posted at that time. The Support Unit for the Atlantic Action Plan, working with the Irish Sea Maritime Forum, is holding a workshop on EU funding and project development for the Atlantic Area in Liverpool. This follows on from

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