Month: June 2021

Solway Coast Cycling Festival 11 September 2021

A new Solway Coast Cycling Festival will take place on 11 September 2021. The very first Solway Coast Cycling Festival is coming to Silloth Green this September. It’ll take place on September 11 – just a day after the The Tour Of Britain has been through Cumbria. This family-friendly event will showcase the Solway Coast… Read more »

Local Notice to Mariners – Ground investigation works at Stranraer Harbour

A local notice to mariners has been issued – Ground investigation works are taking place at Stranraer Harbour – South Loch Ryan from 29 June. A jack up rig platform with limited manoeuvrability will start three weeks of work in the main basin of Stranraer harbour (and its immediate approaches up to a cable north… Read more »

Adoption of Marine Plans marks big step forward for England’s seas

The adoption of Marine Plans marks a big step forward for England’s seas. The Government has adopted and published the North East, North West, South East and South West Marine Plans. The publication of these four marine plans follows the adoption of the East Marine Plan in 2014 and the South Marine Plan in 2018. This means all England’s… Read more »

Taste Cumbria Food Festival 2021

Planning is now underway for the Taste Cumbria Food Festival 2021. As well as the flagship event in Cockermouth and the gorgeous Christmas market, you can enjoy a new tasty treat – Taste of the Sea in Maryport. The Taste of the Sea Food Festival will take place in Maryport on Saturday 14 & Sunday… Read more »

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme in England Update

The Marine Management Organisation in England is making some important changes to the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has paused funding under the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS) for replacement pots. Funding for replacement pots will be paused temporarily to allow further evidence to be gathered and to find a solution… Read more »

NWIFCA Senior Scientist Vacancy

A Vacancy as arisen for a Senior Scientist with the NWIFCA. NWIFCA is lead regulator protecting the inshore marine environment and fisheries in NW England. NWIFCA District extends from the Welsh border in the south to the Scottish border in the north and seawards out to 6 miles. A senior vacancy is currently available in… Read more »

Join the Virtual Festival to Celebrate 10 Years of Sea Changers

Join the virtual festival to celebrate 10 years of Sea Changers! It’s less than one week to go before the first of the virtual ‘festival’ events to celebrate Sea-Changers’ 10th anniversary. The fantastic festival programme has something for everyone who loves the sea and wants to contribute to its health. Whether you are part of… Read more »

New Play at Annan Harbour in DG Arts Festival

A new play has been brought to Annan Harbour as part of the DG Arts Festival. The new play by Vivien Jones, directed by Ken Gouge was set in 1775 and tells the story of migration. A family leave their home in Annan to sail to Nova Scotia in search of a better life. Their… Read more »

New Guidance on Seabass Measures

New Guidance has now been set on Seabass Measures. Following the conclusion of fisheries negotiations between the UK and the EU, the MMO can now provide details on proposed changes relating to European Seabass. Revised measures on vessels catching European Seabass are to be introduced on 30 July 2021, changing bycatch limits and introducing short-based… Read more »