Month: January 2019

St Bees Head Heritage Coast Proposed Extension Consultation

For some time National Trust have been working with Copeland Borough Council and Natural England to put together a proposal to extend the St Bees Head Heritage Coast northwards towards Whitehaven. Copeland Borough Council is now asking for your views on these proposals with a public consultation open until 15th February. We encourage you to… Read more »

Still a Few Places left on the MMO Workshop for Iteration 3

From 21 January until 29 March 2019 the MMO will be engaging publicly on their work to date in the development of the north west marine plans (Iteration 3). This will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to input towards the development of marine plans in the north west area. The engagement will focus on: •… Read more »

Proposed Bass Measures for 2019

TAC (Total Allowable Catch) regulations are expected to be published in January 2019. Following the December Council of Fisheries Minister of the European Union it is expected: For recreational fisheries, including from shore, in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 6a, 7a to 7k: a bag limit of one fish per day from 1 April to 31… Read more »

Stranraer Skiffie Worlds 7 – 13 July 2019

SkiffieWorlds 2019, from 7 to 13 July, will be 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,… Read more »

MMO Iteration 3 Marine Planning Workshops for the NW Marine Plan Areas

Places are quickly filling up at the MMO Iteration 3 Marine Planning workshops in the north west although there is still time to book your place. The workshops will provide the ideal opportunity for you to check progress and input to the development of the plans. The engagement on Iteration 3 outputs will focus on:… Read more »

Solway Firth Partnership is Advertising for a new SMILE Project Officer

SOLWAY FIRTH PARTNERSHIP – SOLWAY MARINE INFORMATION LEARNING EDUCATION PROJECT OFFICER POST £25,750 (Full time 35 hrs/week) FTA: Until 31/12/20 Base: Dumfries Solway Firth Partnership is seeking applications for the post of Project Officer for the SMILE (Solway Marine Information Learning Education) Project.  The Project Officer will be an enthusiastic, positive and self-motivated person who will… Read more »

Take Part in the Great Global Nurdle Hunt

The Great Global Nurdle Hunt, 8 – 17 February, wants to bring people together across the world to show industry, the general public and our governments the global extent and widespread issue of plastic pellet pollution. The data will be collated by Fidra and shared at the Scottish Government’s International Marine Conference  on 21st February. To learn more and… Read more »

New investment for businesses to tackle ocean plastics crisis

Plastic pollution is creating an environmental crisis in the oceans. According to the United Nations more than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the water every year, killing up to 1 million sea birds and 100,000 mammals, turtles and fish. Unless significant action is taken, the amount of plastic in the seas will triple by… Read more »

Paws on Plastic

A Primary School teacher from Stonehaven has successfully launched a simple but fantastic environmentally friendly idea for dog owners to get involved in, and now she is wanting to expand the campaign to the south west of Scotland and beyond. The instructions are simple: Members pick items up using a spare poo bag and take… Read more »