MMO Marine Planning Newsletter Oct 2018

Following stakeholder feedback and the outputs of the sustainability appraisal the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have identified the preferred options for each marine plan area. Over the summer months they have been refining the draft policy text and developing the supporting text to explain the context and how the policies should be implemented. This involved… Read more »

Chinese Mitten Crab Alert

Be on the look out for invasive Chinese mitten crabs in the Solway! In response to the records of the Chinese mitten crab in the Walney Channel in May of 2018, the NWIFCA have designed an informative leaflet on the risk that they pose, how to identify them, and what to do if one is… Read more »

WWT Caerlaverock Wild Goose Weekend

Visit WWT Caerlaverock on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October for the Wild Goose Weekend. Thousands of wild barnacle geese will be arriving after their long migration from Svalbard. Pink footed geese will have travelled from Iceland and other geese such as greylag geese, brent geese and Greenland white fronted geese will be flocking to… Read more »

Volunteering Opportunities with the Solway Coast AONB

Why not join a volunteering event in the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)? Volunteering with the AONB is a great way to contribute to looking after this very special place we love but we also hope it is an opportunity to see old, and meet new, friends whilst learning more about the… Read more »

Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference – it’s not too late to book on.

The 2018 Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference takes place in Inverness on Friday 5 October. Leaving the EU presents the Scottish Government with an opportunity to develop a new model of fisheries management for Scottish waters. This is a long-term commitment, and one which will rely on the involvement and collaboration of all stakeholders. The fifth… Read more »

Notice to Boat Users!

Have you seen this invasive non-native species in the Solway?

SFP/AONB Joint Conference

Book onto our conference on the 2nd November in Carlisle, here If you cannot use eventrbite, email or call 01387 702161 to book your place. Solway Firth Partnership & Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty warmly invite you to our joint conference 2018… Doug Allan, wildlife & documentary cameraman and author will deliver the… Read more »

Why not try some Solway Seafood?

Why not get out and about this summer and try some of the local seafood around the Solway Coast. Solway Firth Partnership is promoting local Solway Seafood and the places it can be found through their website. There are a number of local outlets in Dumfries and Galloway and in Cumbria where you can buy fresh… Read more »

RSPB Mersehead and D&G Eco Warriors Join Great British Beach Clean

The 25th Great British Beach Clean organised by Marine Conservation Society takes place this year. RSPB Scotland have teamed up with Dumfries & Galloway Eco Warriors to run a beach clean event on the Mersehead reserve’s coastline. Join them on the day from 11.00am to 3.00pm to help with the clean while discovering what more… Read more »

Fisheries Innovation Scotland Announces 2018 Bursary

Fisheries Innovation Scotland is delighted to announce that applications are open for the next International Study Bursary 2018. The bursary is available for young people in the fishing industry to travel to another country to take up placements, working alongside those working in or with the commercial fishing industry including: catching, processing, supply chain, NGO,… Read more »