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Natural England look for Contractor to Produced Smelt Recovery Management Plan

European smelt (Osmerus eperlanus) is a fish species that inhabits near shore coastal and estuarine waters and migrates up river to spawn. Historically, smelt were an abundant shoaling fish characteristic of many UK estuaries with strong cultural connections to coastal and estuarine communities. Archaeological evidence of smelt bones at Roman encampments has been found and… Read more »

SEPA Introduces New Finfish Aquaculture Regulatory Framework

SEPA have introduced a new, firm, evidence-based regulatory framework for Scotland’s finfish aquaculture sector. The framework will further strengthen the protection of the marine environment for the people of Scotland. Launched on 1st June 2019, the revised regulatory framework implements proposals announced in November 2018 which were subject to Scotland-wide consultation. The new framework, which… Read more »

Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland – Join the Discussion!

Marine Scotland (MS) will be holding an event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow on Friday 14 June from 2.00pm to 5.00pm to discuss the Scottish Government’s recently published national discussion paper on the Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland As part of the discussion paper process MS are holding events around the country and… Read more »

Book Launch ‘West Cumbria: On the Edge’, a new publication by John Scanlan

‘West Cumbria: On the Edge’ is an exploration of a place that has existed throughout its modern history on the edge of things. Drawing insights from cultural and economic history, geography, architecture and the built environment, as well as literary and artistic representations, author John Scanlan presents a perspective on a place defined not only by… Read more »

Notice to Mariners – Kirkcudbright – Yacht Racing

Vessels should be aware that yacht racing may take place on the dates below approximately 2 hours either side of High Water in the area of Kirkcudbright Bay. Times are given in BST for HW in Kirkcudbright Bay. May 18 HW 1152 May 19 HW 1235 June 01 HW 1053 June 02 HW 1132 June… Read more »

Notice to Mariners – Kirkcudbright Harbour, MV River Trader

The MV River Trader, 58.27m LOA, GRT 794, will be berthing at Kirkcudbright Harbour around 1200 BST on Monday 20th May 2019 and departing around 1300 BST on Tuesday 21st May 2019. Vessels are reminded of their responsibilities Under International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea (IRPCS) and in particular Rule 9b and… Read more »

Events on Future of Fishery Management in Scotland

On 4 March the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Mr Ewing, launched the Scottish Government’s national discussion paper on the Future of Fisheries Management in Scotland: (https://www.gov.scot/isbn/9781787815605). As part of the discussion paper process Marine Scotland are holding a range of events around the country and aim to speak to as many stakeholders as… Read more »

Litter pick on Mawbray Banks, Sunday 12 May

Join the Solway Coast AONB staff for a litter pick and tidy up at this wonderful reserve. This is a good opportunity to contribute to looking after the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and maybe learn a little more about what makes this reserve special. A great activity for families, come for a… Read more »

Don’t miss the Archaeology Dig at Holme Cultram Abbey

The Dig is taking place on Thursday 9 May, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Meet in front of the Abbey Holme Cultram Abbey at Abbeytown was the largest monastic house in Cumbria and was founded by Cistercian monks from Melrose Abbey in Scotland.  The parish church is all that remains of an extensive complex. A series of… Read more »

Marine Planning Newsletter

This issue, produced by the Marine Management Organisation, includes news on the recent stakeholder engagement on policy development for the North West, North East, South West and South East Marine Plans; the recent implementation training sessions that have been carried out; and the results of our monitoring survey of the use of the East and… Read more »