Category: Featured News

North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee is recruiting

The Environment Agency is looking for new members to join the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC). The RFCC is working towards a North West ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change. They are currently looking for people with expertise in spatial development and planning, climate resilient public spaces and buildings,… Read more »

Consultation on draft Regional Economic Strategy for the South of Scotland

A consultation on the draft Regional Economic Strategy for the South of Scotland is open until 16 August. Following engagement across the South of Scotland in early 2021, the Regional Economic Partnership (REP) have developed a draft Regional Economic Strategy for the South of Scotland. This will be the South of Scotland’s first ever economic… Read more »

MMO launches Aims and Ambitions for Next 10 Years

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has now launched its aims and ambitions for the future of our seas, coasts and communities. This document sets out the MMO’s aims and how it will achieve its bold ambitions for a prosperous future for our seas, coasts and communities. Tom McCormack CBE, Chief Executive of MMO, says “The… Read more »

Scottish Fishers Safety Equipment Funded

Fishing crews will benefit from 100 new on-board defibrillators and a range of life-saving training opportunities. The investment through Marine Fund Scotland (MFS), is aimed at improving safety and wellbeing in one of Scotland’s iconic industries, including £140,000 for industry body Seafish to deliver free safety training for fishing vessel crews. This will be match… Read more »

Local Notice to Mariners – Ground investigation works at Stranraer Harbour

A local notice to mariners has been issued – Ground investigation works are taking place at Stranraer Harbour – South Loch Ryan from 29 June. A jack up rig platform with limited manoeuvrability will start three weeks of work in the main basin of Stranraer harbour (and its immediate approaches up to a cable north… Read more »

Adoption of Marine Plans marks big step forward for England’s seas

The adoption of Marine Plans marks a big step forward for England’s seas. The Government has adopted and published the North East, North West, South East and South West Marine Plans. The publication of these four marine plans follows the adoption of the East Marine Plan in 2014 and the South Marine Plan in 2018. This means all England’s… Read more »

Taste Cumbria Food Festival 2021

Planning is now underway for the Taste Cumbria Food Festival 2021. As well as the flagship event in Cockermouth and the gorgeous Christmas market, you can enjoy a new tasty treat – Taste of the Sea in Maryport. The Taste of the Sea Food Festival will take place in Maryport on Saturday 14 & Sunday… Read more »

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme in England Update

The Marine Management Organisation in England is making some important changes to the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has paused funding under the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS) for replacement pots. Funding for replacement pots will be paused temporarily to allow further evidence to be gathered and to find a solution… Read more »

NWIFCA Senior Scientist Vacancy

A Vacancy as arisen for a Senior Scientist with the NWIFCA. NWIFCA is lead regulator protecting the inshore marine environment and fisheries in NW England. NWIFCA District extends from the Welsh border in the south to the Scottish border in the north and seawards out to 6 miles. A senior vacancy is currently available in… Read more »

Join the Virtual Festival to Celebrate 10 Years of Sea Changers

Join the virtual festival to celebrate 10 years of Sea Changers! It’s less than one week to go before the first of the virtual ‘festival’ events to celebrate Sea-Changers’ 10th anniversary. The fantastic festival programme has something for everyone who loves the sea and wants to contribute to its health. Whether you are part of… Read more »