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What’s Happening on the North West Coast 2022 Pilot Report

The aims of the ‘What’s Happening on the North West Coast’ pilot report are to: provide a comprehensive overview of strategic actions and policies at sub-regional or regional scale of significance for the North West coast, and which contribute to creating a more sustainable future for our coast help organisations working on the coast to

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Collaborative Coastal Projects in North West England Workshop – Outputs Available

A brief summary report of the workshop and breakout sessions, plus the presentations on the day are available to download below. This half day workshop, which took place on 23rd February 2022, was delivered by the North West Coastal Forum as part of a Regional Demonstration Project: ‘Exploring the Benefits of a Regional Approach to

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Closed – UK Seafood Fund: Infrastructure Scheme Open for Applications

Round one is open for applications from 29 March until 24 May 2022 The UK government is making at least £65 million in grant funding available through the Infrastructure Scheme. The scheme will fund projects that build capability across the UK seafood sector supply chain through investment in: improved capability at ports, harbours and processing

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Historic UNEP Resolution: ‘End Plastic Pollution: Towards an internationally legally binding instrument’

A historic resolution was reached at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi on 2nd March. Representatives from  175 nations endorsed a resolution to end plastic pollution and create an international legally binding agreement by 2024. The resolution addresses the full lifecycle of plastic, including production, design and disposal. As well as climate change implications and

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Closed – Survey: North West Marine Plan Engagement

Closing date: 25th April 2022.  This survey is part of a research project being carried out by the University of Liverpool. The researcher is carrying out research on engagement with the North West Marine Plan to gain a better understanding on engagement from stakeholders in the creation of the plan as well as their broader views

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Closed consultation: Draft Joint Fisheries Statement

Consultation closed 11:45 p.m. 12th April 2022 Defra is seeking view on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement (JFS), which has been developed by the 4 fisheries administrations of the UK (Scottish Government, Welsh Government, UK Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland). The consultation seeks views on the policies

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Closed consultation – Nature Recovery Green Paper: Protected Sites and Species

Consultation closes 11:45 p.m. 11th May 2022 Defra is seeking views on initial policy proposals regarding protected sites and species. The Government’s targets are to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030, and to halt species decline by 2030. The proposals set out in the Green Paper support these ambitions and include options to

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Closed consultation: Environment Act 2021 Environmental Targets

Consultation closes 11:45 p.m., 11th May 2022 Defra is seeking views on proposed new environmental targets under the Environment Act 2021. The Act requires that at least one target in each of four priority areas is set in: air, water, biodiversity, and resource efficiency and waste reduction. It also requires targets to be set for

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Bathing Water Quality Statistics

Defra has published statistics summarising the statistics on English coastal and inland bathing waters in 2021 and their compliance with the 2013 Bathing Water Regulations. In summary, out of the 417 bathing waters measured in England: 413 (99%) met at least the minimum standard under the Regulations with 295 of these classified as ‘excellent’, 100 classified as

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WAMM: A Collaborative Approach to Coastal Management – webinar recording now available

Connecting coastal and upstream environments – a link to a recording of the event is below Organised by: The Catchment Based Approach & Coastal Partnership Network The WAMM (Wholescape Approach to Marine Management) project was established to help drive closer collaboration between the Catchment Based Approach ‘CaBA’ Partnerships, Coastal Partnerships and the Coastal Partnerships Network

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