Month: March 2021

Coastal Conversations: Shaping of the Solway Coast – New Webinar!

A new webinar is coming up – Coastal Conversations: Shaping of the Solway Coast on Thursday 22 April at 6.30pm. The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Solway Firth Partnership are presenting a series of webinars that focus on cross border topics such as salt, dunes, and farmsteads. This talk, ‘Shaping of… Read more »

Fishing quota boost distributed across the Union

The government has announced the allocation of additional fishing quota between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England. The UK Government has now set out how additional fishing quota, secured through the negotiations in December last year, will be split between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England in 2021. Since becoming an independent coastal state, the… Read more »

New Live Bivalve Molluscs Impact Survey Launched by Marine Scotland

A new live bivalve molluscs impact survey has been launched by Marine Scotland. A survey has been launched by Marine Scotland, to understand the impact of the barrier to trade in exporting Live Bivalve Molluscs (LBM’s) to the European Union or Northern Ireland. Live Bivalve Molluscs, such as scallops, cockles, mussels and oysters, which have… Read more »

Fishing – additional quota allocation – 2021 Marine Scotland Consultation Analysis Out Now

Marine Scotland has produced a report on fishing – additional quota allocation – 2021: consultation analysis. The report summarises feedback to questions posed in the consultation, as well as supplementary feedback and provides Marine Scotland’s decision and next steps in relation to the allocation of Additional Quota for 2021. The consultation opened on 17 December… Read more »

Increase to Carrier Bag Charge in Scotland

The minimum price of a single use carrier bag is set to increase from 5p to 10p. The Scottish Parliament will be asked to approve the increase from the 1st April 2021. The carrier bag charge was first introduced in Scotland in October 2014. Prior to the charge, 800 million single use carrier bags were… Read more »

Scottish Government Launches the Marine Fund Scotland

The Scottish Government has just launched the Marine Fund Scotland. The fund is being launched under the Blue Economy policy approach and the developing Blue Economy Action Plan (BEAP).  Projects which best fit with the new approach will be invited to submit an full application and supporting documents.  After this initial phase we will move… Read more »

Consultation on UK’s First Dolphin and Porpoise Conservation Strategy Launched

A consultation on the UK’s first Dolphin and Porpoise Conservation Strategy has been launched. Developed by the Scottish Government in collaboration with the UK Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive, the consultation sets out measures to protect nine of the most common dolphin, whale and porpoise species found in UK waters. The… Read more »

Vacancy for Projects and Partnerships Manager

A vacancy for a Projects and Partnerships Manager has arisen with the Forth Estuary Forum. The Forth Estuary Forum are seeking a resourceful and disciplined programme leader, with a strong track record of project management, partnership working and developing stakeholder relationships: · to help shape and deliver significant collaborative projects within and outwith the Forth,… Read more »

Scotland’s National Marine Plan Review 2021 Now Out

Scotland’s National Marine Plan Review 2021 is now available. The National Marine Plan was published in 2015. It sets out the Scottish vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and diverse seas, managed to meet the long term needs of nature and people. In accordance with the Scottish and UK legislation, there is a requirement to… Read more »

Ground-breaking Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal Signed

The ground-breaking Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal has now been signed. Borderlands have just announced the signing of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal today, the first cross border Deal, covering the largest area of any of the growth deals agreed to date. It commits fresh investment of over £450m into the region and will be jointly… Read more »