MMO Proposed Bass Measures for 2020

The new TAC (Total Allowable Catch) regulations are expected to be published later in January 2020. In the meantime current regulations still apply. This means that in January 2020: commercial bass fisheries limits remain as outlined in 2019 bass authorisation letters for recreational bass fisheries it is catch and release only The 2019 bass guidance can… Read more »

River Basin Management Planning Update January 2020 – Significant Water Management Issues for Scotland

Scotland is renowned worldwide for the quality of its rivers, lochs, wetlands and seas. They are some of the country’s greatest natural assets; attracting visitors, contributing to the health and well-being of its people, supporting a rich diversity of wildlife and providing for the sustainable growth of its economy. Protecting and restoring our water environment… Read more »

Plunge In! Coasts and Waters Community Fund

A new fund has been launched for the Scottish Year of Coasts and Waters 2020! Scottish Natural Heritage has launched the new Coasts and Waters Community Fund, offering grants from £2,000 – £10,000 to help celebrate #YCW2020. This fund seeks to create opportunities for communities to connect with Scotland’s waters, celebrate in their own way… Read more »

Vacancy for State of the East Coast Review (SEaCoR) Project Manager

A new post has been developed to carry out a review of the Scottish East Coast. Four Coastal Partnerships (Forth Estuary, Tay Estuary, East Grampian and Moray Firth) have come together to update and expand on previous studies. SEaCoR will have two stages; firstly discovery and data gathering from as wide a collection of stakeholders… Read more »

Save the Date for the Great Global Nurdle Hunt – 13 to 22 March 2020

Join the worldwide effort for The Great Global Nurdle Hunt. During one week in March, you are being asked to get out and search for nurdles. By combining international efforts, it is hoped to show the public, governments and industry that tackling this widespread issue is of utmost importance. Taking part will provide valuable data… Read more »

Consultation on the draft Scottish Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy and Sustainability Appraisal

Consultation on the draft Scottish Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy and Sustainability Appraisal (including Strategic Environmental Assessment, Habitats Regulations Appraisal and Socio Economic Impact Assessment) Consultation on the draft Scottish Sectoral Marine Plan has now commenced and will run for a period of 14 weeks, until Wednesday 25th March 2020. This consultation includes… Read more »

Solway, Border and Eden LEADER – Call for Projects Priority 2

The Solway, Border & Eden Local Action Group has secured an extension allowing returned funds to be reallocated to new projects and is now in a position to launch a Call for Projects under Priority 2 – Support for micro and small businesses (non-agricultural) and farm diversification. This Call aims to fully utilise all remaining… Read more »

Vacancy for NE Marine & Coastal Lead Adviser (includes Solway)

Natural England are seeking a Marine & Coastal Lead Advisor who will play an integral part in Cumbria’s marine and coastal work. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a beautiful coastline that is highly designated for its conservation value. You will have a broad range of responsibilities from the Solway Firth on the… Read more »

MMO Recruiting Board Members for North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

The Marine Management Organisation has opened recruitment for the three vacant authority member posts on the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NWIFCA). Members of the IFCA contribute their knowledge and experience to provide sustainable management of the inshore marine area of their IFCA district. They guide the IFCA to deliver its mandate under… Read more »

New Solway Coast AONB Management Plan Now Out in Draft

Have your say on the new Solway Coast AONB Management Plan Over the last 6 months the Solway Coast AONB team have consulted widely to find out what people value about the Solway Coast AONB and the priorities for those who live, work, visit and look after this special place. They have listened carefully to… Read more »