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NWIFCA Senior Scientist Vacancy

A Vacancy as arisen for a Senior Scientist with the NWIFCA. NWIFCA is lead regulator protecting the inshore marine environment and fisheries in NW England. NWIFCA District extends from the Welsh border in the south to the Scottish border in the north and seawards out to 6 miles. A senior vacancy is currently available in… Read more »

Join the Virtual Festival to Celebrate 10 Years of Sea Changers

Join the virtual festival to celebrate 10 years of Sea Changers! It’s less than one week to go before the first of the virtual ‘festival’ events to celebrate Sea-Changers’ 10th anniversary. The fantastic festival programme has something for everyone who loves the sea and wants to contribute to its health. Whether you are part of… Read more »

New Play at Annan Harbour in DG Arts Festival

A new play has been brought to Annan Harbour as part of the DG Arts Festival. The new play by Vivien Jones, directed by Ken Gouge was set in 1775 and tells the story of migration. A family leave their home in Annan to sail to Nova Scotia in search of a better life. Their… Read more »

Lighthouse Guide Launched – Discover the aids to navigation on the Rhins of Galloway Coast Path

A new booklet has just been launched – so why not have a look at the lighthouse guide and discover the aids to navigation on the Rhins of Galloway Coast Path. Since people first ventured out on perilous journeys across the sea many attempts have been made to build landmarks warning sailors of dangers or… Read more »

New Guidance on Seabass Measures

New Guidance has now been set on Seabass Measures. Following the conclusion of fisheries negotiations between the UK and the EU, the MMO can now provide details on proposed changes relating to European Seabass. Revised measures on vessels catching European Seabass are to be introduced on 30 July 2021, changing bycatch limits and introducing short-based… Read more »

UK and EU sign agreement on catch levels for 2021

UK and EU have now signed an agreement on catch levels for 2021. The UK has now concluded annual fisheries negotiations with the EU, providing certainty for the fishing industry on catch limits for the remainder of 2021. The catch limits known as Total Allowable Catches have been set for 70 fish stocks and supersede… Read more »

Consultation on River Basin Management Plan for Solway Tweed

It’s not too late to provide your feedback on the proposed update to the Solway Tweed river basin management plan. The deadline for responses to the consultation is 22 June 2021. This consultation provides you with an overview of the plan for the Solway Tweed River Basin District. It highlights the challenges to the river… Read more »

Solway AONB Work Parties Restart

Solway AONB Work Parties Restart on Friday 11 June The Solway AONB have a new Get Cumbria Buzzing site at Christ Church, Allonby. They will be joining some volunteers from the church collecting cuttings from the first mow of the churchyard in preparation for seeding. Date: Friday 11th June Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm Meet –… 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 »

D&G Eco Warriors Plan Beach Clean at Rascarrel Bay on Sunday 20 June

Volunteers are being sought to help clean-up a Stewartry beauty spot. Dumfries and Galloway Eco Warriors’ next beach clean will be at Rascarrel Bay which, they say, is in a “terrible state”. The clean will start at 11am on Sunday, June 20, and people should meet promptly at Auchencairn Primary to convoy down to the… Read more »