Category: Current News

Beach Clean at Allonby North

Why not work off some of those Christmas calories by joining a beach clean on Saturday 29 December at Allonby North Beach from 10.00am to 12 noon. John Gorrill has organised this event to help clean up the coast. Please meet/park in the free northern car park beside the B5300 coast road, just within the… Read more »

Join the Irish Sea Maritime Forum Biennial Conference in Cardiff

The first Irish Sea Maritime Forum (ISMF) Biennial Conference to be held in Wales will take place on Tuesday 15 January 2019. The Forum are delighted to have the opportunity to host this in the spectacular Pierhead building that is part of the National Assembly for Wales estate in Cardiff. The event aims to bring… Read more »

Book your place at the MMO Marine Planning Events: Iteration 3

In early 2019 the MMO will be engaging on the Iteration 3 outputs for marine planning in the north west. This will provide the ideal opportunity for you to check progress towards the development of the plans. The engagement on Iteration 3 outputs will focus on: – preferred draft policies; – draft supporting text for… Read more »

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 »

Scotland’s 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 »