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Estuaries & Coasts of North-west England, ECSA Focus meeting 2024 Comes to Carlisle

Estuaries & Coasts of North-west England, ECSA Focus meeting 20 to 22 May 2024 in Carlisle. The 2024 ECSA Focus meeting will look at the Estuaries and Coasts of North-West England, including both sides of the Solway Firth. The area covered will be the Ribble, Morecambe Bay, the West Cumbria Coast and its Rivers, and the… Read more »

WIND FARM FUNDING SUPPORTS RETURN OF FREE LIVE HARBOUR MUSIC SESSIONS

Funding has been secured from Robin Rigg Community Fund for another series of free live music events to run under The Hub on Whitehaven Harbour, following a successful debut programme in 2023. Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners (WHC), a not-for-profit organisation which owns, manages and maintains the town’s 400-year-old harbour, has once again partnered with West Cumbria’s… Read more »

Job Opportunities in Cumbrian Rivers

Job Opportunities in Cumbrian Rivers. West Cumbria Rivers Trust Assistant Project Officer – https://www.westcumbriariverstrust.org/job/assistant-project-officer – Full time, initially 1 year fixed term (£24,955). Closing date 29th April. Rivers Trust Water Stewardship Business Engagement Manager Water Stewardship Business Engagement Manager – The Rivers Trust – Full time permanent (£33,461). Closing date 24th April.

UK Saltmarsh Forum 2024 Comes to the Solway!

UK Saltmarsh Forum 2024 Comes to the Solway! Join us on Wednesday 22 May to Thursday 23 May 2024 at the Easterbrook Hall, Crichton Campus, Dumfries. The UK Saltmarsh Forum brings together policy makers, government agencies, academics, civil engineering companies, NGOs and business in to network, develop partnerships and hear about the latest developments and… Read more »

Marine Fund Scotland 2024-25 launches

Marine Fund Scotland 2024-25 launches. Delivering Scotland’s Blue Economy Vision. Applications are now open for the fourth year of the Marine Fund Scotland. Addressing the Fisheries Management Scotland conference today, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands Mairi Gougeon confirmed that £14m will be made available through the Fund in 2024-25 to help… Read more »

Exciting PhD Opportunity in Marine Planning Across Borders – University of Swansea

Exciting PhD Opportunity in Marine Planning Across Borders – University of Swansea. PhD Title – Navigating the Politics of Cross-border Conservation of Coastal habitat (C3)  Description Conservation and restoration of coastal habitat boosts flood protection, food security, and the wellbeing of communities. Unlike humans, coastlines do not abide by political jurisdictions. Coastal habitats are naturally… Read more »

Scottish Government Consultation on Marine Nature Restoration

Scottish Government Consultation on Marine Nature Restoration. Scottish Government is consulting on legislative proposals which would enable Scottish Ministers to introduce a registration process for marine nature restoration projects and apply Marine Conservation Orders to habitats and species undergoing restoration and standalone European marine sites. For more information and to take part in the consultation… Read more »

MMO invites Applications to Fisheries and Seafood Scheme

MMO invites Applications to Fisheries and Seafood Scheme. The grant scheme – administered by MMO on behalf of Defra – opened again in late February and will deliver a further £6 million in match funding to projects developing the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors, and those enhancing the marine environment. Applications with a total project cost of… Read more »

Evaluation of Scottish Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups

Evaluation of Scottish Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups. The Marine Directorate of Scotland is conducting an evaluation of the Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups (RIFGs) and is seeking input from individuals and organisations involved in the inshore fishing industry.  The Marine Directorate is inviting the public, researchers and organisations involved in the inshore fishing industry in Scotland… Read more »

Galloway Seaweed Search Exhibition at Logan Botanic Garden

Galloway Seaweed Search Exhibition at Logan Botanic Garden until Sunday 14 April. Low tides expose seaweed growing along the rugged coast but it only after closer inspection that the amazing range of colour, shape and size can be appreciated. This exhibition explores the hidden world of seaweeds. Solway Firth Partnership has published a seaweed guide… Read more »