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Non-native Species Newsletter - latest issue available

12 April 2021

Non-native Species Newsletter - latest issue available
The latest issue of the Non-native Species Newsletter is now available. Download a PDF copy or view the HTML version.

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*Deadline extended* New non-native species job: Environmental Project Officer - British Canoeing

06 April 2021

*Deadline extended* New non-native species job: Environmental Project Officer - British Canoeing
*Deadline extended to the 20th April*

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking. This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we have made great progress in delivering Stronger Together – an exciting and ambitious strategy for Paddlesport in the UK and This is role represents a fantastic opportunity to join British Canoeing on a contractor basis.

The purpose of this role is to coordinate a network of volunteers to survey, monitor and action the removal of floating pennywort in Thames Area. To work closely with strategic partners and on the ground with local clubs to tackle floating pennywort in the Thames catchment, to coordinate volunteers, provide training, guidance and promote the project.

Find out more and apply online (external link). Deadline for applications is the 20th April.

New non-native species job: 2 x Environment Officer roles with The Angling Trust

06 April 2021

New non-native species job: 2 x Environment Officer roles with The Angling Trust
The Angling Trust has two exciting new opportunities to join the Angling Trust Freshwater team, helping to engage the angling community in invasive non-native species management and litter and advance best practice in these areas.

There are two Environment Officers; one covering the north of England and the other the south of England. These are newly funded roles available, initially, on 12 month contracts. The job holders will report to and work closely with the Angling Trust Environment Manager and will also work with colleagues across Angling Trust teams and other relevant stakeholders in delivering our environmental programs.

Visit the Angling Trust website (external link) for more information and to apply. Deadline for applications is the 20th April at 5pm.

Consultation Launch: Consultation on draft regulations for the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments

29 March 2021

Consultation Launch: Consultation on draft regulations for the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency are seeking views on the draft Merchant Shipping (Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments) Regulations 2021 (“the draft Regulations”). The draft Regulations have been produced in order to implement into UK law the requirements of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (“the BWM Convention”). The draft Regulations form part of the package to allow the UK to accede to the BWM Convention.

To respond to the consultation, please review the consultation document, draft legislation, Marine Guidance Note, Merchant Shipping Notice, and Impact Assessment which are available on the GOV.UK website (external link), and provide your views on the following by 18:00 on Wednesday 16th June 2021:

• Whether the Impact Assessment represents a true reflection of the impact of the proposals.
• Whether the draft Regulations would implement the requirements of the BWM Convention accurately and appropriately.
• Whether the offences and penalties are appropriate.
• Whether the proposed guidance to accompany the draft Regulations is adequate.

Further points for consideration are included in the consultation document. Please send any comments to environment@mcga.gov.uk so that all responses may be collated and the documents reviewed as necessary prior to implementation.

RAPID LIFE end of project report published

24 March 2021

RAPID LIFE end of project report published
An end of project for the RAPID LIFE Project has recently been published. Find out more about RAPID LIFE and read the report on the webpage.

Island Restoration News: Gough and Henderson

22 February 2021

Island Restoration News: Gough and Henderson
The latest issue of "Island Restoration News: Gough and Henderson" is now available. Read more about this work through the newsletter (external link) and find out more about invasive non-native species projects in the UK Overseas Territories.


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