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£6 million awarded to successful coastal projects in first wave of funding

Posted 17/09/2018 09:38

Sixteen successful ‘Fast Track’ projects are receiving a share of £6 million Coastal Communities Fund money to help deliver sustainable growth and jobs across the Great British Coast.

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Final call for beach lovers to join 25th annual coastal clean up

Posted 22/08/2018 15:33

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says it hopes more people than ever before will take part in the 25th Great British Beach Clean (14th - 17th September) - an annual event run by MCS.

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Shipping Minister opens Portsmouth’s new £9m linkspan

Posted 21/08/2018 09:44

Portsmouth International Port's new £9m linkspan has been officially opened by Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani MP.

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The Princess Royal to visit Island

Posted 01/08/2018 10:24

HRH The Princess Royal will attend Cowes Week, visiting Island organisations, for two days next week (6 – 7 August).

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South Marine Plans Adopted

Posted 17/07/2018 13:41

The Government has now adopted England’s South Marine Plan, which brings a new approach to managing the seas between Kent and Devon.

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SIFCA Wins MSC Award

Posted 16/07/2018 11:04

Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, has been given the "best innovator" award at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)'s 2018 awards night.

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Microbeads ban comes into force

Posted 19/06/2018 08:22

A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into force as part of the Government’s efforts to prevent these harmful pieces of plastic entering the marine environment.

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Selsey Wins HLF Funding

Posted 10/07/2018 14:36

The ‘Sea’s the Day’ project, which aims to raise the profile of Selsey’s fishing industry, has been launched thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £35,800. Selsey Town Council successfully bid for the money for its Sea’s The Day project with support from the Selsey fishery, Chichester District Council and the Manhood Peninsula Partnership to help secure the grant.

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Fisheries white paper: sustainable fisheries for future generations

Posted 06/07/2018 08:22

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs invites your views on its proposals for the forthcoming Fisheries Bill and on its future vision for sustainable fisheries policy. Deadline is 12th September.

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Marine Conservation Zones: Tranche 3 Consultation

Posted 08/06/2018 16:22

Defra want to know what you think about its proposals to designate a further 41 MCZs around the UK. It is also seeking your views on plans to add new features to 12 existing MCZs. MCZs are areas of sea where we protect rare or important features from damaging activity.

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National Oceanography Centre Open Day 2018

Posted 04/06/2018 09:53

Saturday 9 June 2017 10.30 am - 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm)

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Coastal Revival Fund Launched - deadline 5 July

Posted 24/05/2018 11:13

The Coastal Revival Fund is a £1 million fund to support the restoration of some of the nation’s most iconic and best-loved coastal architecture.

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Government launches microplastics research to protect oceans - 4/5/18

Posted 17/05/2018 11:35

A new research project analysing the impact of tyres and clothing on the marine environment has been launched by the Government.

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