Marine Scotland Public Consultation – Improving protection given to Priority Marine Features outside the Marine Protected Area network

Marine Scotland are currently running a consultation on Improving protection given to Priority Marine Features outside the Marine Protected Area network.  This consultation  will close on 31 August 2018.  You can access all the documents and respond to the consultation on the Scottish Government website: Please note that this consultation seeks views on the […]

Marine and coastal sport, recreation and tourism survey – take part now!

As a starting point for developing the draft policy for sport, recreation and tourism, the CMPP is carrying out a survey for anyone who uses the marine and coastal environment for sport and recreation or if you are involved in marine tourism related activities. This includes businesses, organisations and users of the marine environment. We […]

Updated Statement of Public Participation now published

The first version of the SPP for the Clyde Regional Marine Plan was given Ministerial approval in December 2017. A second updated version is now available here. This version was given Ministerial approval in June 2018. The SPP has been updated to reflect a change in the date of the pre-consultation draft phase from this summer […]

New scheduled monument designated in the Clyde Marine Region

Historic Environment Scotland have designated the remains of  a diving support vessel and dredging barges at Newshot Island as a scheduled monument, due to their cultural significance. Researchers believe the diving vessel is the earliest known diving support vessel in the UK. The remains related to the dredging activities can significantly add to our understanding […]

Holyhead marina debris and invasive non-native species

Holyhead marina in north Wales was severely damaged in Storm Emma earlier this year. There is a possibility that debris from the marina could wash up on the west coast of our shores. The debris may be carrying the invasive non-native species Carpet Sea Squirt Didemnum vexillum and so all relevant authorities across the UK are […]

Marine Litter workshop – 9th June 2018

9th June 2018 – Marine Litter workshop, Field Studies Council, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, KA28 0EG. Time TBC. The aim of the workshop is the consider what is being done nationally around marine litter and to consider options for regional policy that will aim to support or add value to national policy to address this issue […]

Mobile species, including birds and noise workshop – 24th May 2018

Mobile species, including birds and noise workshop, 24th May 2018, The Lauriston Hotel, Ardrossan, KA22 8EA. Time TBC. The aim of the workshop is to review the main pressures and impacts on these species in the Clyde Marine Region, consider what is being done nationally (e.g. through the National Marine Plan and other policies and […]

Spring newsletter from the CMPP

Read the latest CMPP news and updates in the newsletter from March here –