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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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Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) produces Report Card “Climate change and the UK marine leisure industry”

The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) has produced a Report Card called “Climate change and UK marine leisure industry” as part of the Marine Climate Smart Working initiative. The production of the Report Card was assisted by the British Marine Federation (BMF) and the Environment Agency’s Climate Ready support services. The report documents the

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European Environment Agency produces report on current state of Europe’s coastal environments

The European Environment Agency has recently produced a report discussing the current state of Europe’s coastal regions. Coastal regions are essential for Europe’s economy, generating around 40% of its GDP. The natural assets that provide for the European economy continue to degrade as a result of increasing human activity. Such activities include resource extraction, shipping,

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A New Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning

The European Parliament has today (24th April) endorsed a new Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP).  MSP is a fundamental part of EU Integrated Maritime Policy and the Commission’s Blue Growth Strategy.  The text adopted can be found here. In an increasingly busy coastal and marine environment with many competing needs and finite resources the

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Latest Coastal Access News – April 2014

On the 11th April coastal access rights formally commenced on the first stretch of the North West’s coast to be opened up as part of the English Coastal Path. This stretches 36 km from Allonby to Whitehaven. Forthe  latest details on progress on rolling out the English Coastal Path in Cumbria including information on the

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Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic – Project Showcase 20th May!

The Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic (TPEA) project would like to extend an open invitation to participate at its free-to-attend Project Showcase which will follow the closing session of the European Maritime Day at Bremen, Germany, on Tuesday 20th May 2014. The event will provide a great opportunity to learn about this transboundary maritime spatial

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2 NW Offshore Renewables Projects get Green Light

Government announce today that 8 major renewable energy projects will be built, boosting jobs and contributing to a reduction of carbon emissions by around 10 Mt CO2 per year in comparison to power generation from fossil fuels. By 2020, the projects should provide up to £12 billion of private sector investment, supporting 8,500 jobs and adding a further

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Speke Garston Coastal Reserve celebrates 10 years!

The partners of the Speke Garston Coastal Reserve – Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Sailing Club, National Trust and Peel Holdings – are planning a 2-day event on 2nd and 3rd of May to celebrate the 10th birthday of the reserve, a fantastic natural resource on the north bank of the Mersey Estuary. The event includes leisure and walking activities

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Marine Planning Newsletter 18 – March 2014

The Marine Management Organisation’s latest newsletter is now available. It covers updates on progress in the East Plan Area, an implementation and monitoring update. news about and a link to the South Plans Evidence and Issues Workshops Summary and information on a series of evidence gathering projects, reports for which will be published during 2014.

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Art as a tool to understand coastal change in Wales and Scotland: new report from The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate has produced a mini series of reports investigating how Art can be used as a visual tool to understand long-term coastal change in the UK. The purpose of the reports was to identify changes in past and present coastlines, which can then help to predict potential future coastline changes. The reports were

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