Category: Featured News

Have Your Say in the Dumfries and Galloway Shoreline Management Plan Consultation

Have your say in the Dumfries and Galloway Shoreline Management Plan Consultation. The Dumfries and Galloway Shoreline Management Plan is being updated to establish a robust, evidence based and sustainable approach for managing the risk of coastal flooding and erosion along our coastline. A series of engagement events is planned throughout the study period to… Read more »

Coastal Conversations: Shaping of the Solway Coast – New Webinar!

A new webinar is coming up – Coastal Conversations: Shaping of the Solway Coast on Thursday 22 April at 6.30pm. The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Solway Firth Partnership are presenting a series of webinars that focus on cross border topics such as salt, dunes, and farmsteads. This talk, ‘Shaping of… Read more »

Fishing quota boost distributed across the Union

The government has announced the allocation of additional fishing quota between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England. The UK Government has now set out how additional fishing quota, secured through the negotiations in December last year, will be split between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England in 2021. Since becoming an independent coastal state, the… Read more »

Consultation on UK’s First Dolphin and Porpoise Conservation Strategy Launched

A consultation on the UK’s first Dolphin and Porpoise Conservation Strategy has been launched. Developed by the Scottish Government in collaboration with the UK Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive, the consultation sets out measures to protect nine of the most common dolphin, whale and porpoise species found in UK waters. The… Read more »

Vacancy for Projects and Partnerships Manager

A vacancy for a Projects and Partnerships Manager has arisen with the Forth Estuary Forum. The Forth Estuary Forum are seeking a resourceful and disciplined programme leader, with a strong track record of project management, partnership working and developing stakeholder relationships: · to help shape and deliver significant collaborative projects within and outwith the Forth,… Read more »

Scotland’s National Marine Plan Review 2021 Now Out

Scotland’s National Marine Plan Review 2021 is now available. The National Marine Plan was published in 2015. It sets out the Scottish vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and diverse seas, managed to meet the long term needs of nature and people. In accordance with the Scottish and UK legislation, there is a requirement to… Read more »

Ground-breaking Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal Signed

The ground-breaking Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal has now been signed. Borderlands have just announced the signing of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal today, the first cross border Deal, covering the largest area of any of the growth deals agreed to date. It commits fresh investment of over £450m into the region and will be jointly… Read more »

UK agrees fishing catch limits with EU and Norway

The UK has agreed fishing catch limits with EU and Norway. The UK has now reached agreement with Norway and the European Union on catch limits in 2021 for six jointly-managed fish stocks in the North Sea. The agreement promotes the sustainable management and long-term viability of cod, haddock, plaice, whiting, herring, and saithe stocks… Read more »

Get Involved in the South of Scotland Regional Economic Partnership

Get Involved in the South of Scotland Regional Economic Partnership They want to hear your views on what needs to be done to make the South of Scotland economy stronger, fairer for all and more sustainable. When they say everyone – they mean everyone. Whether you are a resident, businesses owner, involved in a community… Read more »

Fishing News Awards Open for Nominations

Fishing News Awards 2021 are now open for nominations. The Fishmongers’ Company’ Fisheries Charitable Trust are once again sponsoring the Sustainability Award at this years’ Fishing News Awards. They would like to invite you to submit a nomination. The Sustainability Award recognises and rewards outstanding innovation and achievement towards improving sustainability and environmental responsibility within… Read more »