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The Great Global Nurdle Hunt 13 – 22 March 2020

This year between 13 – 22 March the Great Global Nurdle Hunt are calling for individuals, groups and organisations to head out to their local beach and take part in the #GreatGlobalNurdleHunt! Its easy, fun and contributes valuable data to the map. Taking part will support the calls for industry and government to make changes… Read more »

Environmental Film, 2040, at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

The film 2040 will show on Thursday 12 March at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre in Dumfries. This is an Australian documentary in which director Damon Gameau (‘That Sugar Film’) proposes ways to improve our planet and fix the climate crisis. Practical solutions to environmental concerns are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker’s… Read more »

Join O N Us South West Scotland for a Beach Clean at Port Logan

Join O N Us South West Scotland this Sunday 23 February for a beach clean at Port Logan. Meet at the Port Logan Fish Pond Car Park at 12.00noon. Follow the group on Facebook 

Join a Guided Walk to Rough Island on the Rockcliffe Coast

Join the National Trust for Scotland Heritage Team on a guided walk to Rough Island.  Details below

New Exhibition at Ottersburn Gallery – Ode to the Sea

Ottersburn Gallery are launching their first event, Ode to the Sea, from 14 to 28 March by Emily Tough. In this exhibition she will explore the effects of climate change on our oceans. Emily takes up residence here from 26 Feb to create the work for her exhibition. Come visit! You can find more information… Read more »

Registration Open for Scottish Fishing Conference 2020: From Innovation to Action

With a persistent limelight on our sea fisheries and marine environment, the emergence of new technologies, climate impacts, and a growing understanding of the role fishers, scientists and communities play in fisheries management – we’re at a pivotal moment for Scottish seafood. Fishing Innovation Scotland believes that innovation is the key to releasing the untapped… Read more »

North West Coastal Forum urge sectors to engage in draft English NW Marine Plans Consultation

Draft North West Inshore and Offshore Marine Plans have been produced by the Marine Management Organisation in England. The North West Coastal Forum has produced a range of posters that provide more information to help you respond to the public consultation on the draft plans. Fishers can learn more – download Poster_Fishing If you sail… Read more »

Two vacancies available in fisheries management with 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. Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Advisor (Based in Carnforth) Working in a Team of 4 under the direction of the… Read more »

Sea-Changers Launches Coastal Fountain Fund

Sea-Changers is pleased to launch a new fund for the provision of water bottle refill fountains Sponsored by BUNZL plc).​ The projects funded will achieve the following objective: To prevent or reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and species by reducing marine litter, through the provision of well located coastal water fountains… Read more »

Dumfries and Galloway Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund – Now Open

Dumfries and Galloway Council was recently allocated a share of the net profits from the Scottish Crown Estate’s marine assets which totals just over £309k for the region. At the Council’s Communities Committee on 10th December 2019, Elected Members agreed to establish a ‘Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund’ to invest this funding in our coastal communities… Read more »