Category: Current News

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Chinese Mitten Crab Alert

Be on the look out for invasive Chinese mitten crabs in the Solway! In response to the records of the Chinese mitten crab in the Walney Channel in May of 2018, the NWIFCA have designed an informative leaflet on the risk that they pose, how to identify them, and what to do if one is… Read more »

WWT Caerlaverock Wild Goose Weekend

Visit WWT Caerlaverock on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October for the Wild Goose Weekend. Thousands of wild barnacle geese will be arriving after their long migration from Svalbard. Pink footed geese will have travelled from Iceland and other geese such as greylag geese, brent geese and Greenland white fronted geese will be flocking to… Read more »

Volunteering Opportunities with the Solway Coast AONB

Why not join a volunteering event in the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)? Volunteering with the AONB is a great way to contribute to looking after this very special place we love but we also hope it is an opportunity to see old, and meet new, friends whilst learning more about the… Read more »

Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference – it’s not too late to book on.

The 2018 Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference takes place in Inverness on Friday 5 October. Leaving the EU presents the Scottish Government with an opportunity to develop a new model of fisheries management for Scottish waters. This is a long-term commitment, and one which will rely on the involvement and collaboration of all stakeholders. The fifth… Read more »