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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Consultation: Dee River Basin Management Plan 2021-2027

Closes 22nd June 2021 Natural Resources Wales have opened a consultation to seek views on the issues impacting upon the water environment in the…

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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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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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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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Consultation: Offshore Energy Strategic Environmental Assessment 4 Scoping

Consultation close: 5pm on 7 May 2021 The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is conducting a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) on the…

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Coastal Access in North West England – April 2021 Update

Natural England has published an update on coastal access in North West England. There are currently 113 km of the England Coast Path open…

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Plover Rovers – Talking the Coast 2021

The Plover Rovers are a newly established science communication charity focusing on bringing marine science and coastal communities together. Their 2021 “Talking the Coast”…

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England Coast Path – North West Section Added to National Trails Website

The National Trails website has been updated and includes a section dedicated to the coast path in the North West. The site provides general…

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Impact of Brexit on Shellfisheries Exports (Bivalves)

The inshore waters of North West England support a thriving and diverse shellfish industry but in the last few days it has emerged that…

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English and Welsh Bathing Waters Classifications 2020

England: Defra normally releases updated Bathing Water Classifications in November each year, however the 2020 results have not been published due to the pandemic…

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