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Solway Firth MPA Equity Study

New research is being conducted by a King’s College London PhD student to look at the role of equity in marine protected area management and the Solway Firth is one of the study areas chosen. Equitable conservation is vital to ensuring effective protection of natural resources while maintaining human well-being, yet equity may be overlooked… Read more »

Up to £2 million Additional Help for Scottish Fishing Fleet

Scottish Inshore fishers who usually target shellfish will now be able to diversify into new markets and access fishing opportunities worth up to £2 million. The package aimed at helping the industry during the coronavirus (COVID-19), means that Scottish vessels will be able to access additional fish quotas around the North Sea and west coast… Read more »

Cumbria Coastal Strategy – Public Engagement Summary Report Produced

The Cumbria Coastal Strategy – Public Engagement summary report from January 2020 is now available to view. The report can be found on the Cumbria County Council website For further information on flooding and coastal erosion on the Cumbrian coast click here

Guidance from the MMO for Fishers Selling Catch Direct

The Marine Management Organisation has just published some guidance for fishers wanting to sell their catch direct during the covid-19 pandemic. The easy to follow guide can be accessed by clicking on the image below

Final SEASS and SEAES Reports Now Available

Throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020 independent consultants EKOS have been undertaking two important projects known as SEASS and SEAES. These projects sought to form a Socio-economic Analysis of the Scottish Solway (SEASS) and a Socio-economic Analysis of the English Solway (SEAES). These projects are separate, each being funded individually through the European Maritime… Read more »

SEAES & SEASS

We are pleased to announce the SEAES and SEASS projects are now completed and the reports will soon be made available! Throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020 independent consultants EKOS have been undertaking two important projects known as SEAES and SEASS. These projects sought to form a Socio-economic Analysis of the English Solway (SEAES)… Read more »

Solway Firth Partnership – Remote Working

We wanted to let you all know that in line with Government advice we are all working remotely for the time being from Wednesday 18th March 2020. We are lucky that we have the ability to work remotely and still complete much of our work. If you have any queries you can contact us via email…. Read more »

Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Work Party

Join the Solway Coast AONB Volunteer Work Party on Thursday 12 March 2020 from 10.00am – 3.30pm. Meet at the AONB Workshop Yard, Behind the Library building in Silloth. Park in front of the Discovery Centre (the V on the map below), at the end of the building to the right go through the gates… Read more »

Song Writing Competition to Celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters

To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, artists aged 16+ are invited to write new music inspired by one of ten National Nature Reserves (NNRs) across the country including our local Caerlaverock NNR. Musicians of all genres are being invited to compose new music as part of a high-profile national composition and song writing… Read more »

Environmental Film, 2040, at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

The film 2040 will show on Thursday 12 March at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre in Dumfries. This is an Australian documentary in which director Damon Gameau (‘That Sugar Film’) proposes ways to improve our planet and fix the climate crisis. Practical solutions to environmental concerns are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker’s… Read more »