Creative Coasts

 

Enterprising Coastal Communities

This is your invitation to reserve a free place at this major conference looking at how, in

a challenging economic climate, enterprise can be stimulated and sustained in our

coastal communities. Friday 4th March 2011. 10.00am to 3.30pm Venue: Ladram Bay,

East Devon.

Admission, Display Space and Lunch free to confirmed delegates only Register Now!

Join leading figures including:

· Dr. Mark Horton of the acclaimed BBC TV programmes Coast and Inside Out

· Sir William Wakeham Chairman East Devon Growth Point and Science Park

· Patrick Browne of the Coastal Communities Alliance

· Chris Marrow expert advisor on Marine and Waterborne Transport

· Plus other leaders from Business and Government

A choice of discussion groups:

· Meeting the Coastal Challenge

· Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP’s)

Enterprise and Business Priorities

· Waterborne Commerce and Transport

· Coastal Tourism and Information Services

The programme also features:

. Keynote Presentations . Topical Discussion Groups . Promotional Displays, Information & Advice

· Creative Coasts Networking Forum Photo: Mark Horton of the hit BBC TV Series ‘Coast’

· A Poll of Delegates to inform Decision Makers.

Some key questions:

· What particular challenges face coastal communities and are these unique?

· What is the emerging situation in Devon relating to business support and stimulating

coastal enterprise?

· What are the barriers to enterprise development in coastal areas and what are the

opportunities – potential specific focus on key sectors such as marine, tourism,

social enterprise, fisheries etc.

· What good practice exists in coastal enterprise development at a local, regional and

national scale?

· Are there any lessons which we should pass on to the organisations that will be

providing enterprise support?

You are particularly welcome to use this unique opportunity to promote your business or

organisation in the Enterprising Coastal Communities exhibition area.

See following sheet for booking details.

Enterprising Coastal Communities

Booking Instructions:

Step I. To book your free places at the Enterprising Coastal Communities Conference

please contact:

The Devon Towns Forum: By e-mailing info@devontownsforum.org.uk

Or telephone: 01805 624874.

Or write to: The Devon Towns Forum PO Box 25 Torrington EX38 7WY.

Step 2. When making your reservation/s please tells us about any special requirement

you may have. If you wish to have a free display space please discuss this at

the time of making your reservation enquiry.

Step 3. Once we have received your booking enquiry and any display requirements you

will be sent a formal confirmation of your booking together with a programme,

details of the venue, a directions map, travel information and any other

necessary information.

Please Note!

Admission including lunch all refreshments and any agreed display space is offered free of charge to confirmed delegates only.

Whilst we make no charge for this event we reserve the right to charge £25 for any unfulfilled

reservation unless notice is received within a least one week of the event; this is necessary to

avoid unnecessary costs and allow others access to the limited number of places available.

Enterprising Coastal Communities is hosted by The Devon Towns Forum as part of its

Creative Coasts programme and is supported by Devon County Council.

We also gratefully acknowledge the generous support of Ladram Bay and the contributions from

all participants including: representatives from Local and National Government, Local

Businesses, Business Organisations, the Devon Maritime Forum, Members of the Devon Towns

Forum, Kingsbridge Tourist Information, East Devon Science Park & Growth Point, Devon &

Cornwall Business Council, Devon County Council, Exmouth Town Council, West Devon

Business Information Point, Enterprising Plymouth, Devon Economic Partnership and others ….

BOOK NOW! Tel: 01805 624874 or e-mail info@devontownsforum.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finding Sanctuary Second Progress Report Published

Bathing water results for England unveiled

UK coastguard plans rescue centre cutbacks

Devon Maritime Forum - DRAFT Agenda and Registration Details

 

Great white sharks in Mediterranean made 'wrong turn'

Second MMO chief steps down

£1 million of grant aid available for innovation

Plymouth Marine Laboratory discovers giant marine virus

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Devon Maritime Forum

13th January 2011

The Rougemont Hotel, Exeter

Please find the DRAFT agenda and booking form HERE. A detailed agenda will follow shortly

Have you got an issue or topic you would like to discuss at the Devon Maritime Forum? Our ever popular soap box sessions have room for up to 5 sessions (5 minute max.) and we would like you to get involved.  For further details or to submit a topic please contact Jim Masters. 

 

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Forum Membership

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members that have re-registered, your details have been inputted into our database and it is now up to date. For those that have not yet done so, you can complete the membership form via our website

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Unfortunately my time with the Devon Maritime Forum is now coming to an end. I have learnt alot during my time as a Graduate Intern and would like to thank Jim Masters for making me feel very welcome during my time here. I hope to stay in contact and will be lending a helping hand at the Forum in January, so I will see you all there!

Louise Roberts 

 
Local & Regional News
 

Finding Sanctuary: Read about the latest updates from the project

Dorset C-SCOPE Community Roadshow

Wave Hub plugged in and open for business

New AONB guidance to help local people protect the night sky

Leading in Tough Times - A pre-launch seminar for the Cornwall Enterprise Institute, Wednesday 8th December 2010, 15:30 – 21:00

Fish die at National Marine Aquarium after power cut

 
National News
 

Olympic waterbus service could be stopped

River Thames wins the Theiss International Riverprize

New report on jellyfish available from The Crown Estate

Bathing water results for England unveiled 

M&S first customer for new certified Scottish haddock

BW main offices go as costs slashed

Coastal changes in Suffolk: New report available from The Crown Estate

Localism Bill - due to be published by the end of the month

Marine Planning: The process begins – your input

 
International News
 

EU bans Pakistan seafood over health and safety concerns

British yacht hijacked

Now BP pays Louisiana $218 m towards fishing recovery

British yacht couple freed by Somali pirates

 
Commercial Fishing
 

West Coast mackerel fishery saved with extra quota

MSC commissions independent research to assess and measure environmental impacts of certification

Faroes defends its record on fish conservation

Scottish fleet banned from Manx waters

Findus insists pangasius is safe

European fishing organisations join the MPA Coalition

Speakers to give views on CFP

Scottish Fishermen's Federation supports campaign to end the 'madness' of discarding

 
Shipping, Ports & Maritime Industry
 

UK coastguard plans rescue centre cutbacks

Dover Harbour Board slams people's port bid

P&O Ferries exits race for SeaFrance

Halyard Marine receives Royal visit

Non-biofuel diesel supply secured for UK

3i to put Fairline up for sale?

 
Environment & Conservation
 

International investigation reveals massive fraud in Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery

Sea trout should be added to priority conservation list, says SNH

Biodiversity talks end with call for 'urgent' action

MOVES TO PROTECT MARINE ENVIRONMENT IN OUTER HEBRIDES

Edinburgh zoo serves sustainable fish to sea lions and penguins

 
Science, Research & Marine Renewables
 

Sustainable energy experts back new Avonmouth turbines

Offshore renewables could power 5 million homes, says new South West England study

Jellyfish cells could light up cancers for doctors

Oil & Gas UK refutes allegations of legal action against wind farms 

New large species of squid found

Leatherback turtles breathe in for buoyancy

 
Consultations, Events & Jobs
 

Regulation for a Sustainable Water Industry - 9th December 2010, 09:00 to 16:00, London

Socio-Economics in the Marine Environment - 1st December 2010, 09:00 to 16:00, London

Environment Agency Environmental Risk Assessment guidance consultation

Water White Paper - Have your say via an online survey

Environmental Officer Vacancy, Morson International - Deadline for applications 3rd December

Principal Marine Scientist Vacancy, Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) - Deadline for applications 30th November

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First Marine Plan Areas Announced

MMO Chief Executive leaves post

English fishing industry gets £3.2 million grants boost

DMF Winter Meeting Update

 

New species of deep water fish discovered by Scottish scientists

Seafish and MMO survive quango axe

The Billion Dollar Gram: Billions spent on this. Billions spent on that. What does it all look like?

ARCOPOL (Atlantic Regions Coastal Pollution Response) European project: Find out more info here

Marine Nature Conservation Byelaws: a Presentation from the MMO

Marine Business Clusters - CAMIS project strand 3 information.

Is your business linked with or in the local vincinity of a Marina? Help with the collection of information by completing this online questionnaire

Finding Sanctuary fishing and recreational maps - final opportunity to check

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County Hall,
Topsham Road,
Exeter,
EX2 4QW
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Date for your Diary:

13th January

Devon Maritime Forum, Exeter.

Agenda to follow shortly 

 

Marine Plan Areas Announced

East Inshore and Offshore selected as the first areas for marine planning

The selected areas cover offshore and inshore seas and a coastline stretching from Flamborough Head in the north to Felixstowe in the south. Please click here to see a map of the area.

 

NEW: Marine Education Leaflet by the Devon Maritime Forum, funded by The Crown Estate. Click the links below to download.

A3 Poster - Download here

Information Leaftlet - Download here

Many thanks to The Crown Estate who have supported the development of this leaflet as part of their funding programme to help raise awareness and provide good management of their extensive marine assets throughout the UK, which include 55% of the foreshore and virtually the entire seabed out to the 12 nautical miles limit. 

 
Local News
 

Buoy to collect data on Dawlish shifting sands

Recovery of 600-tonne River Taw vessel gets under way

Fishermen's missions in Devon and Cornwall to close

South west inshore vessels equipped with VMS equipment

English fishing industry gets £3.2 million grants boost

French trawler detained in Plymouth after being boarded by Royal Navy patrol ship

Digital Matters: A special event for Devon Marine and Renewable Energy Businesses - 12th January 2011

Finding Sanctuary fishing and recreational maps - final opportunity to check

Year-long event marks town's maritime links

 
Regional & National News
 

Benefits to human welfare arising from UK seas: new report from The Crown Estate

Fuel tanker in Channel collision with container ship

Work begins on Europe's biggest new maritime museum

Fish group welcomes tough new TV documentary

MMO Chief Executive leaves post

UK cuts hit Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships

The latest Ecological Status Report from Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS) is now available to download

Climate Change Risk Assessment project: Get involved in a ground breaking and ambitious project to assess the risks for the UK posed by climate change.

EA & NE - cuts quangos, and reorganisations

Concerns raised over regulations that may endanger future of industry

Weymouth fishermen worried about Olympic ban

NFFO fears displacement from fishing grounds

 
International News
 

Row over shipping emissions plan

EU to water down Iran sanctions

US Coastguard Act becomes law

Cargo ship 'hits passenger ferry' near Amsterdam

BP to pay Florida $20m for seafood testing

 
Commercial Fishing
 

Fewer fish are landed, while prices go up

Fisherman dies and another drowns in two incidents

Two UK fish groups unite on common issues

No increase in EU deep-sea fishing opportunities

Scientific advice for blue whiting underlines threat facing mackerel stock

TWO FISHERMEN PLEAD GUILTY TO OVERFISHING WORTH OVER £7MILLION

Mackerel talks adjourn without agreement

Help us manage quotas, fishermen told

Huge factory trawler on fire off Scilly islands

 
Shipping, Ports & Maritime Industry
 

Investors eye UK marine services firms

Europe sulphur directive review looms

Report highlights risks of poor mooring procedures

€1.3bn offshore terminal plan for Venice

UK delays decision on equal pay policy

Martin Holliman: the industry has lost one of its great characters

 
Environment and Conservation
 

Can the oceans be cleared of floating plastic rubbish?

WWF urges for 'much greater precautions' over bluefin tuna

Fierce debate opens up on GM salmon

Raised levels of algal toxins in Argyll lochs

CALL FOR STRENGTHENED SHARK FINNING BAN

What's lurking in your tuna sandwich?

 
Science, Research & Marine Renewables
 

Toxic algae rapidly kills coral

Ocean census discovers 5,000 new species

Severn barrage tidal energy scheme scrapped by Huhne

Plankton decline across oceans as waters warm

Sea urchins tolerate acid water

 
Consultations, Events and Jobs
 

Consultation on England's nature: submit your own comments directly to Defra

Ports: The Gateway for Offshore Renewables - Event - 4th November, Portland

The Wastewater and Urban Drainage Conference: 10th November - 12th November 2010

Urban Rivers Conference: 18th November, Sheffield

Socio-Economics in the Marine Environment Conference: December 1st 2010 London - A CMS Conference

The Crown Estate – Caird Research Fellowship. Closing Date 22nd November

Scottish Sea Farms Ltd - Environmental Specialist Vacancy. Closing Date Friday 5th November

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Welcome to the Devon Maritime Forum E-News for October 2010

 

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Brixham Fish Extravaganza makes welcome return

Cornish Wave-Hub for marine renewable electricity has been successfully installed

Huge mussel shellfish farm planned at Lyme Bay, Dorset

DMF Winter Meeting: The Devon Maritime Forum will be held in January 2011, dates to be confirmed soon.

 

Killer shrimp found in UK for the first time

Most of the oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil-spill is now lying on the seabed

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Exeter,
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Welcome to the Devon Maritime Forum E-News for October 2010

Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Louise Roberts and I have taken up a role as Graduate Intern with the Devon Maritime Forum. I have just completed my Masters in Applied Marine Science at the University of Plymouth and I completed my BSc (Hons) Marine Biology at Swansea University in 2008.

Over the next 8 weeks, I will be involved in updating the database and researching the sectors that may be involved with Marine Planning. I will be contacting members:

  • To accurately categorise the sector they are in
  • To identify gaps in the membership
  • To ensure all sectors are well represented. (I will be looking to recruit new members in sectors where needed)
  • Update member information and contact details
  • Begin mapping our membership to Marine Plan areas

I will be sending out an email requesting information in the near future. Due to the short nature of my post, it would be very helpful if you could respond within any given deadline specified in the email.

 

Please note: DMF Winter Meeting: The Devon Maritime Forum will be held in January 2011, dates to be confirmed soon.

 
Local News
 

Brixham Fish Extravaganza makes welcome return. Click here to see a slide show of photos from the event

Wembury Marine Conservation Area Advisory Group: Shore Thing Survey 9 October 2010

Scientist will help in marine organisation

OWNER OF BRIXHAM FISHING VESSEL APPEARS AT COURT IN FOLKESTONE

Agencies act together to ensure speedy removal of MV Severn Sands

 
Regional News
 

Seafood Cornwall Training wins funds for Regional Seafood Industry Skills project

Huge mussel shellfish farm planned at Lyme Bay, Dorset

South West Food & Drink funding helps fish industry's specialist skills training

Isles of Scilly seaweed 'still thriving'

 
National and International News
 

New report: 'Carbon footprint of marine aggregate extraction', available from The Crown Estate

Defra Marine Licensing Factsheet

Regulation for a Sustainable Water Industry CIWEM Report

It Never Rains But It Pours For Scottish Bathing Waters

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) publishes its annual UK Sea Fisheries Statistics for 2009

Japan frees Chinese trawler

Tunisia joins Blue Flag marina programme

 
Commercial Fishing
 

Fishing death - ship's master criticised

Fisheries Secretary responds to final outcomes

Iceland press report mackerel peace talks next month

MMO keep open vital sole fishery

 
Shipping, Ports and Maritime Industry
 

FIS ready to roll out electronic trading platform

UK urged to invest in ports

New marine map service released using Google Maps: Marine GeoGarage

Concerns raised over IMO ship recycling convention

 
Science, Research & Marine Renewables
 

Bluefin tuna breeding breakthrough claimed

Is the Growth Hormone in GM Salmon a serious health risk?

Launch of Marine Aliens project website

Cornish Wave-Hub for marine renewable electricity has been successfully installed

Policy probed as Thanet wind farm opens

 
Recreation
 

42nd SBS: 10 successful days, says NBS

 
Consultations, Events and Jobs
 

Deputy Environment & Management Systems Manager. Port of London Authority

HYDROMETRIST / HYDROLOGIST. Hydro-Logic Ltd

SENIOR WATER RESOURCE HYDROLOGIST. Hydro-Logic Ltd

Integrated Water Management Conference, 21st October 2010, London

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