Month: November 2018

Buds in beautiful places – A call for help!

As we near the last week of the UK Government’s Public consultation on the proposals to ban the sale and distribution of plastic stemmed cotton buds in England Nurdle HQ want to have one last push to show those who are not yet convinced why we need this legislation. The public have until the 3rd… Read more »

The Irish Sea Centre Meets the Irish Sea Maritime Forum

On October 22nd, the Department for Enterprise hosted the first meeting between the locally-based Irish Sea Centre (ISC) and Members of the Steering Group of the Irish Sea Maritime Forum (ISMF), together with representatives from the Department for Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA), the Irish Sea Rim, the Manx Wildlife Trust, UNESCO Biosphere Isle of… Read more »

AONB Volunteer Work Party at Mawbray Banks on Thursday 22 November

Join the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) staff on a work party at Mawbray Banks on Thursday 22 November. The team will be gorse cutting so dress appropriately and bring a packed lunch along. Meet at the Main car park, opposite Mawbray Village turn off from coast road. Volunteering with the Solway… Read more »

MMO Plans Iteration 3 Stakeholder Engagement for the NW Marine Plan

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) will soon be embarking on the next phase of stakeholder engagement in the marine planning process in the NW Marine Plan area,  between 21 Jan and 29 March 2019.  It provides an opportunity for stakeholders to respond to the Iteration 3 outputs of the planning process: preferred policies and supporting… Read more »

Scotland’s International Marine Conference 20-21 February 2019

Scotland’s vision is for clean, healthy, safe, productive and diverse seas that are managed to meet the long term needs of nature and people. This is only achievable through strong national action and international cooperation. Scotland’s International Marine Conference 2019 will focus on current national and international actions to protect the marine environment. Through discussion… Read more »

Stranraer Skiffie Worlds 2019

SkiffieWorlds 2019 , a colourful and exciting time for Stranraer and the surrounding area when we welcome clubs from all over the World to the Worlds Coastal Rowing Championships; it won’t just be rowing organisers are planning a whole family fun festival with children’s, family activities, artisan food fair, trips to other tourism destinations and… Read more »

Have Your Say on the Cumbria Coastal Strategy

Cumbria County Council is leading on the production of the Cumbria Coastal Strategy (CCS) The CCS will be a plan to evaluate and manage the risks related to coastal flooding and erosion along the Cumbrian coastline on a long-term scale. The CCS will assess the existing condition of land and flood defences along the coastline… Read more »

MMO Consultation on Marine Licensing Exemptions

The consultation by Defra on marine licensing exemptions has now gone live. The purpose of the consultation is to seek views on proposed changes to marine licensing exemptions in the marine areas where the Secretary of State is the appropriate licensing authority, as administered by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). Exemptions allow the MMO to be… Read more »

Funding to Turn the Tide on Marine Plastics

Zero Waste Scotland are proving funding to seek innovative solutions in marine plastics capture, collection and recovery. In partnership with Marine Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland are now inviting grant applications for up to £1 million for projects which have the potential to support innovative technologies and processes that would deal with the capture, collection and processing… Read more »