Category: Featured News

Launch of Scotland’s Marine Assessment 2020

The Scotland’s Marine Assessment 2020 has been launched. A new online platform which assesses the condition of Scotland’s marine environment and the human activity it supports showcases this new assessment. The interactive portal, which is an update to Scotland’s Marine Atlas 2011 brings together work from more than 250 scientists into 183 studies which review… Read more »

Marine Scotland Publish their Future fisheries: management strategy – 2020 to 2030

Marine Scotland Publish their Future fisheries: management strategy – 2020 to 2030. Through the delivery of Marine Scotland’s (MS) Future Fisheries Management Strategy they set their vision for Scotland to be a world class fishing nation, delivering responsible and sustainable fisheries management. This strategy sets out the MS approach to managing Scotland’s sea fisheries from… Read more »

NWIFCA Potting Permits Update

Reminder: Application for Whelk Track Record Closes 17th January The NWIFCA Potting Permit Byelaw 2020 was sent to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) on 17 July 2020 for Q&A prior to being sent to Defra for confirmation by the Secretary of State. Under the process for assigning whelk track record, applications for both whelk track… Read more »

Solway Firth Partnership YouTube Videos

Solway Firth Partnership has produced a number of videos which are all available on the SFP YouTube Channel. So if you’d like to see some footage of the Solway coast, check out the Kirkcudbright Bay Walks or watch the webinar series click here

Upper Solway Flats and Marshes Special Protection Area (SPA) Extended

The Upper Solway Flats and Marshes Special Protection Area (SPA) has officially been extended and renamed the Solway Firth SPA. SPA’s are designated under the EU Birds Directive.  The SPA has been designated in the inner Solway Firth for inshore non-breeding waterfowl and non-breeding gulls, and is an an important wintering grounds location. The Solway… Read more »

Help SFP Win £1,000 in the 12 Days of Giving Prize Draw

Help SFP Win £1,000 in the 12 Days of Giving Prize Draw. 12 Days of Giving / £120,000 / 120 Charities / 12 Days Movement for Good’s 12 Days of Giving is back again for 2020. Nominations are invited for any UK registered charity for the chance to win £1,000. There will be 10 winners drawn… Read more »

Coastal Conversations – Historic Farmsteads on the Solway

Coastal Conversations: Historic Farmsteads on the Solway Following the success of the first Coastal Conversation held by Solway Firth Partnership and the Solway Coast AONB, the second in the series will be held on Thursday 3 December at 6.30pm. This webinar will delve into the history of farmstead development across the Solway Firth, comparing farmsteads… Read more »

To: All Fishing Vessel Owners in Scotland

To: All Fishing Vessel Owners in Scotland EU Exit – Registration and Inspection of Fishing Vessels Action Required – Contact your Local Authority as soon as possible If your catch is exported, either directly or indirectly, to any EU Member State at the end of the “Transition Period” set for 31st December 2020, you must… Read more »

As a Fisher in Cumbria are you ready for 1 January 2021?

If you are a Fisher in Cumbria join the MMO to find out how to prepare for 1 January 2021. On 1 January 2021, the UK will begin new trading relationships with the EU and the rest of the world. The MMO have been listening to our marine and fishing industries and adapting accordingly. While… Read more »

What’s your experience of the draft North West Marine Plans?

What’s your experience of the Draft North West Marine Plans? The MMO want to hear from you! Are you a decision maker or a proponent in the north west marine plan areas? Or do you have experience of using the Marine Plans in another capacity, or a strong interest in Marine Planning in England? On… Read more »