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WAMM outputs – Coastal Data Explorer, Policy & Legislation StoryMap and Workshop Presentations

The Wholescape Approach to Marine Management ‘WAMM’ project, which supports a more collaborative approach between Coastal and CaBA partnerships to build knowledge and expertise to enhance delivery for the coastal and estuarine environment nationwide, is nearing its conclusion and a range of useful outputs are now available (see link below). Coastal Data Explorer: The Coastal

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National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) in Wales and the Wales Flood Map Published

The Welsh Government had published a new FCERM Strategy for Wales. This sets out the long-term policies for managing flooding, together with measures to improve planning and preparation for, and adaptation to, climate change which will be taken forward over the next decade by organisations including Natural Resources Wales, local authorities and water companies. The

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Consultation: Introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland

Closes 4th January 2021. The Scottish Government is consulting on the introduction of market restrictions on the most commonly littered single-use plastic items found on European beaches. This would effectively ban these items. The results of the consultation will be used to inform policy and any future legislation as Scotland seeks to match the requirements

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Natural England: Building partnerships for Nature’s recovery

Natural England has published its priorities for nature recovery for the period 2020 to 2025. They will achieve the aims outlined in the document through 4 strategic programmes: • Resilient Landscapes and Seas • Sustainable Development • Greener Farming and Fisheries • Connecting People with Nature The document explains how Natural England will work with

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Closed consultation – Whelk Management Measures 2020 – extension

Closed 1st November 2020 The Welsh Government is consulting on proposals to introduce: an authorisation scheme for licenced and registered UK vessels fishing for whelks (Buccinum undatum) with pots in the Welsh zone an annual limit on the total amount of whelk that can be taken from the Welsh zone a flexible monthly landing cap

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Flood and coastal erosion risk management: policy statement

This policy statement sets out the Government’s policy on flood and coastal erosion risk management and their long-term ambition to create a nation more resilient to future flood and coastal erosion risk. It forms part of their wider commitment to tackle climate change. It has been informed by the Environment Agency’s consultation exercise on the

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Publication of the Consultation Summary for the Draft NE, NW, SE and SW Marine Plans

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published the ‘Draft North East, North West, South East and South West Marine Plans: Consultation Summary 2020’ . The summary outlines the key findings from the recent consultation on the inshore and offshore marine plans for the 4 remaining marine plan areas.  Once the plans are finalised in light

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Marine Area Statement for Wales

Natural Resources Wales have published 7 Area Statements, including one for the Welsh marine waters out to 12 nautical miles. These Statements have been developed with local partners to help to deliver sustainable management of natural resources at a place-based level and the Welsh Goverment’s Natural Resources Policy priorities of: Delivering nature-based solutions Increasing renewable

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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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Closed – consultation on Freeports

Closed 13 July 2020 The UK Government is consulting on plans to create up to 10 freeports in locations across the UK. The Government has the following objectives for UK freeports: establish freeports as national hubs for global trade and investment across the UK promote regeneration and job creation create hotbeds for innovation A UK freeport

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