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Proposed Bass Measures for 2019

TAC (Total Allowable Catch) regulations are expected to be published in January 2019. Following the December Council of Fisheries Minister of the European Union it is expected: For recreational fisheries, including from shore, in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 6a, 7a to 7k: a bag limit of one fish per day from 1 April to 31… Read more »

Stranraer Skiffie Worlds 7 – 13 July 2019

SkiffieWorlds 2019, from 7 to 13 July, will be a colourful and exciting time for Stranraer and the surrounding area when we welcome clubs from all over the World to the Worlds Coastal Rowing Championships; it won’t just be rowing organisers are planning a whole family fun festival with children’s, family activities, artisan food fair,… Read more »

Take Part in the Great Global Nurdle Hunt

The Great Global Nurdle Hunt, 8 – 17 February, wants to bring people together across the world to show industry, the general public and our governments the global extent and widespread issue of plastic pellet pollution. The data will be collated by Fidra and shared at the Scottish Government’s International Marine Conference  on 21st February. To learn more and… Read more »

New investment for businesses to tackle ocean plastics crisis

Plastic pollution is creating an environmental crisis in the oceans. According to the United Nations more than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the water every year, killing up to 1 million sea birds and 100,000 mammals, turtles and fish. Unless significant action is taken, the amount of plastic in the seas will triple by… Read more »

Paws on Plastic

A Primary School teacher from Stonehaven has successfully launched a simple but fantastic environmentally friendly idea for dog owners to get involved in, and now she is wanting to expand the campaign to the south west of Scotland and beyond. The instructions are simple: Members pick items up using a spare poo bag and take… Read more »

Cleaning the Port Logan Coast

Volunteers Brave the Weather for a Trial Clean up 12 hardy volunteers from the O N US beach cleaning group battled against the weather before Christmas to assist with a trial to recycle plastic debris on our shores. A plan to remove plastic debris from a remote bay by boat was prevented by strong winds… Read more »

SFP / Solway Coast AONB Joint Conference Proceedings

Better late than never! If you would like to see some of the presentations from the SFP / Solway Coast AONB Joint Conference, 2 November 2018 click on the title below:- 5 minute talks – Solway Coastwise , Nic Coombey and Solway Crossing , Ann Lackie Access – D&G Council and England Coast Path NE… Read more »

Drone Footage over the line of the old Solway Viaduct

Jamie Grant recently flew a drone from Annan to Bowness on Solway, the route across the viaduct that his grandfather used to walk many years ago when Scotland had a Sunday alcohol ban.

Buds in beautiful places – A call for help!

As we near the last week of the UK Government’s Public consultation on the proposals to ban the sale and distribution of plastic stemmed cotton buds in England Nurdle HQ want to have one last push to show those who are not yet convinced why we need this legislation. The public have until the 3rd… Read more »