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Fishing industry in 2018 statistics published

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published its annual UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2018. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published its annual UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2018 on its website. It includes details on the UK fleet, the number of fishermen, the quantity and value of UK landings, international trade, worldwide fishing and the… Read more »

Save the Date for Solway Firth Partnership AGM on Friday 29 November!

Save the Date! Solway Firth Partnership will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 2.00pm on Friday 29 November at Tullie House, Carlisle. Come along and find out all about the projects the team at SFP have been working on over the last year. Everyone is welcome to come along but booking is appreciated so… Read more »

Crown Estate Scotland Consult on Draft 2020-23 Corporate Plan

The Crown Estate Scotland (CES) draft Corporate Plan is now out to consultation until 25 November and they are looking for feedback. The draft plan, Environmental Report and questions can be found here The draft plan covers a range of activity related to the coastline that is part of the Scottish Crown Estate. This includes… Read more »

Defra’s Latest Marine and Fisheries Update

New Environment Minister Rebecca Pow MP has joined Defra as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, where she will be responsible for the same portfolio that Thérèse Coffey held prior to her departure, which includes domestic marine policy. In addition, Zac Goldsmith MP has been promoted to Minister of State for Defra and the Department for… Read more »

Join a Beach Clean for the Great British Beach Clean

Join the UK’s biggest beach clean and litter survey. Meet at 10.00am on Monday 23 September to tackle the Cairndoon to Claymoodie Beach, near Whithorn. Parking is limited so please contact Anne Connick for joining instructions, a.connick@icloud.com or phone 07799 115039 See details below:  

Kirkcudbright Bay Views – revealing hidden stories

As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Galloway Glens Project, Solway Firth Partnership will be running a series of events between 4 and 7 October with archaeologists from The SCAPE Trust at St Andrews University to reveal and record the history of Kirkcudbright Bay. Friday 4 October 9:30 – 1:00 A guided walk and talk… Read more »

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Cumbria and Kirkcudbrightshire fishermen urged to take part in UK fleet survey

Skippers and vessel owners in Cumbria and Kirkcudbrightshire are being asked to take part in a major research project to better understand the UK’s fishing fleet and its economic performance. Researchers from Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, will be visiting ports from Whitehaven to Kirkcudbright from 16-18 September to… Read more »

The 26th Great British Beach Clean is fast approaching!

This year the Great British Beach Clean will take place between Friday 20th – Monday 23rd September and it would be great if you could take part. Marine Conservation Society collect invaluable litter data during the Great British Beach Clean, reporting it back to UK governments and the global annual International Coastal Cleanup programme. Providing… Read more »

SEPA publishes strategic vision for environmental regulation of the finfish aquaculture sector

On Tuesday 3 September, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) published the Finfish Aquaculture Sector Plan, the strategic vision for environmental regulation of the sector. The focus of a seven week consultation in November 2018, including SEPA’s most extensive public engagement programme across Scotland, the finfish aquaculture sector plan has been informed by feedback from… Read more »

Eirst Strategic Management Plan for the Scottish Crown Estate Launched

Scottish Ministers have launched a consultation for the first Strategic Management Plan for the Scottish Crown Estate. This consultation marks a further milestone in a wider programme of work to secure devolution and reform the management of the Scottish Crown Estate. The Plan outlines Ministers’ vision for the Scottish Crown Estate and sets out a… Read more »