Category: Current News

Creative Writing at RSPB Campfield Marsh

Creative Writing at RSPB Campfield Marsh on Wednesday 13 July 2022, 11.00am to 1.00pm. Solway Coast AONB writer-in-residence Susan Cartwright-Smith will help you unlock your inner creativity to use the written word to bring nature to life. You will explore this fantastic reserve, spending time outside collecting ideas and trying a few different activities to… Read more »

MSP in the Irish Sea: Where are We Now? An ISMF Virtual Conference

MSP in the Irish Sea: Where are We Now? An ISMF Virtual Conference on Thursday 15 September 2022 The Irish Sea Maritime Forum is pleased to announce we are holding a half day virtual conference: MSP in the Irish Sea: Where are we now? on Thursday 15th September 2022, 10.00 – 12.30. The aim of the… Read more »

Sea Changers Marine Conservation Innovation Fund Launched

Sea Changers Marine Conservation Innovation Fund Launched. Sea Changers has announced that their 2022 Innovation Fund is now open for applications and will remain open until 18th of September 2022. The fund’s focus is on supporting new and experimental solutions to marine conservation challenges. In 2022 the Innovation Fund totals £30,000. £10,000 of this will… Read more »

Save the Date! The Great Global Nurdle Hunt 2022

Save the Date! The Great Global Nurdle Hunt 2022 will take place from 19 September to 17 October 2022. Save the date in your diaries and join FIDRA to learn more about nurdle pollution all around the world, how nurdles impact your area and how to join calls to stop this pollution. As well as… Read more »

Environment Agency sets out roadmap for more flood and climate-resilient nation

Environment Agency sets out roadmap for more flood and climate-resilient nation. The Environment Agency (EA) has today launched a roadmap setting out practical actions to be taken over the next four years to tackle the growing threat of flooding from rivers, the sea, and surface water as well as coastal erosion. The FCERM Strategy Roadmap builds on… Read more »

Government seeks views on sustainable approach to offshore developments

The Government has launched a consultation to gather views on a sustainable approach to marine development. Marine net gain (MNG) aims to improve the state of the marine environment by protecting, restoring or creating environmental features of greater ecological value than any losses associated with marine infrastructure projects. This will be increasingly important as we… Read more »

Job Opportunity – Severn Estuary Partnership Coastal Officer

Click here to learn more and apply for this vacancy. Closing Date: Thursday, 16 June 2022  Are you passionate about working with people to make a positive difference for the future of our coastal environment? An exciting new opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic Severn Estuary Partnership Coastal Officer to join the Severn Estuary… Read more »

Drop into the Bioblitz at Kirkcudbright Bay!

Drop into the Bioblitz at Kirkcudbright Bay on Saturday 4 June between 10.00am and 3.00pm. Join us at the Doon beach to look for and record lots of coastal wildlife.  There’s something for all the family!    

Government funding backs scallop fishing industry breakthrough

Government funding backs scallop fishing industry breakthrough. A world-first method for catching scallops that offers an alternative to damaging dredging activity has been developed using funding from the Government’s Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF). This new low-impact method, pioneered by scientists at Devon-based company Fishtek Marine, uses illuminated pots dubbed ‘scallop discos’ to attract and catch… Read more »

Taste Cumbria is Back in Maryport 2022

Taste Cumbria is Back in Maryport 2022 on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August 2022. The Taste Cumbria ‘Taste of the Sea’ event takes place in the pretty harbour town on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August 2022 and its main sponsor this year is Maryport Town Council. Over both days, there will be a… Read more »