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Fisheries and Seafood Scheme Re-Launches in England

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme Re-Launches in England. The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS) has just relaunched to help support the long-term sustainability, resilience, and prosperity of the seafood sector across England. Following the initial success of the scheme, which first opened last year, at least £6 million in funding has been secured every year until… Read more »

Wales Coast Explorer

A new free app has been launched today! The Wales Coast Explorer App gives access to details from all the regions along the coast of Wales. Features include:  Coastal guidance for reducing disturbance to seals, seabirds, & cetaceans  Information on the plants and animals you might see whilst exploring the coastline  The ability to report a sighting… Read more »

Job posts for Scottish East Coast Review

The Scottish East Coast Review (SEaCoR) is seeking a Project Officer and a Senior Project Officer. See the job description here; Job Description and Person Requirements SEaCoR. The Scottish East Coast Review brings together four Local Coastal Partnerships (LCPs) to gather, synthesise and enhance access to actionable knowledge of the current state and future needs… Read more »

World Seagrass Day

Happy World Seagrass Day! Seagrass is of vital importance to the marine environment and also provides us with a number of important ecosystem services. Here are some of the many benefits we gain from healthy seagrass beds;Seagrass roots help trap and stabilise seabed sediments, improving water quality and also helping buffer coastlines and reduce erosion…. Read more »

Fishery Exemptions in force in UK waters from January 2022

Fishery Exemptions in force in UK waters from January 2022 The majority of current exemptions will be in force from 1st January 2022 and until the end of 2024. A number of amendments to the current set of exemptions will be in force from January.  As outlined below, these amendments include the introduction of three… Read more »

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 »