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Significant Saltmarsh

A new report highlights the significance of saltmarsh in Scotland for trapping and storing carbon, and helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. This new study used nationwide saltmarsh vegetation mapping and extensive saltmarsh soil property data to estimate the carbon stock of surface soils within Scotland’s saltmarsh. The Scottish Solway has extensive saltmarsh… Read more »

Anglers urged to be vigilant for invasive pink salmon

Anglers urged to be vigilant for invasive pink salmon. The Environment Agency is urging anglers to report unusual catches or sightings of invasive pink salmon after unprecedented numbers have been detected further south than previously observed. The pink salmon, which can be identified by large black oval spots on its tail, could carry diseases which… Read more »

New 200-mile Cumbrian Coastal Route launched

2021 is the ‘Year of the Cumbrian Coast’ and is welcoming more tourists to the UK’s coasts on ‘staycations’ in light of the impacts COVID-19 has had on travel and holiday plans. A new 200-mile Cumbrian Coastal Route has been launched, targeted towards motorhome and caravan owners. The route is split into 5 smaller sections… Read more »

Notice to Mariners

Please be advised of the notice to mariners for survey work taking place off Kirkcudbright. Offshore surveys: July-August 2021 Mariners are advised that offshore survey work is due to be carried out along the two high pressure gas interconnector pipelines running between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man during July-August 2021. A notice to… Read more »

Happy World Ocean Day 2021

World Ocean Day in the Solway Visit the World Ocean Day Playlist here! Solway Firth Partnership won’t let World Ocean Day 2021 pass by without celebrating. We have gathered lots of videos to entertain and inform you this World Ocean Day. So you can celebrate the Solway whether you can visit the coast or not…. Read more »

Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System (SIFIDS) Project

The SIFIDS Project update! The Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System (SIFIDS) Project was funded through the European Maritime Fisheries Fund and was allocated £1.53 million of funding to support research into the development of an integrated system for the collection, collation, analysis and interrogation of data from the Scottish inshore fishing fleet. The SIFIDS Project… Read more »

Seafood Producers Resilience Fund – Still time to apply

Eligible fishing vessels still have time to apply for funding from the Seafood Producers Resilience Fund. The Seafood Producers Resilience Fund will provide support to eligible shellfish catchers and eligible shellfish and trout aquaculture undertakings. These businesses have lost access to domestic and international food markets as a result of COVID-19, and the difficult trading… Read more »

Solway Photo Series Launched

The SMILE project is launching an exciting new photo submission section of the project on social media! The SMILE project is looking for YOU to submit your images from around the Solway for inclusion in a special section of the new Solway Review. There are so many astonishingly talented amateur photographers around the Solway Firth… Read more »

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 »

Orkney Island’s Delegated Regional Marine Planning Powers

Orkney is officially delegated the powers to create a regional marine plan in a Scottish Ministerial Direction released today! The Delegation of Functions (Regional Marine Plan for the Scottish Marine Region for the Orkney Islands) Direction 2020 officially delegated these powers to the Orkney Islands Council. This means the Orkney Islands is the third Scottish… Read more »