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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 »

Consultation on Marine Renewables

A call for evidence has been launched by the government which will examine how the UK can build back greener through marine renewable projects across the country. Building on the recent consultation on the fourth round of the successful Contracts for Difference auction, this call for evidence is asking how government can support marine energy projects, such… Read more »

MMO Marine Planning Newsletter

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) creates an enewsletter with updates and information on the progress of marine planning around England. As planning progresses in the North West you can be notified of progress and updates through this enewsletter, such as the Consultation summary for the Draft North West (North East, South East and South West)… Read more »

RNLI Local Ambassador Scheme

Could your local coastal business be a RNLI Local Ambassador? Can they share life saving and water safety messages with the community? The RNLI Local Ambassador scheme is encouraging coastal businesses to share lifesaving and other important water safety messages with the local community. Sharing information like the ‘Beach Safety Campaign Poster’ and spreading this… Read more »

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 »