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The Big Sweep

Saturday 3rd November
North Road steps or Billy Neill crossing on The Comber Greenway
N/A

Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 4th November
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
N/A

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Green Key Eco–certification for the hospitality industry

Thursday 8th November
Allstate NI Belfast, 10 Mays Meadow, Belfast BT1 3PH
Free

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BTO Northern Ireland Birdwatchers’ Conference 2018

Saturday 10th November
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
£23 per person if you book and pay by 31 October and £25 after that date

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Webinar – The Sustainable Development Goals in Action: Better Retail, Better World

Monday 12th November
Online
Free

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Getting Our Act Together: Human Rights, Our Environment & Brexit

Wednesday 14th November
Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast
Free

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Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th November
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
No Charge

Family Festive Film Fun

Sunday 18th November
Rowallen Garden
Adult £7.00, Child £3.50, Family £17.50

Agriculture & Animal Welfare Post–Brexit

Monday 19th November
Leigh Day, Priory House, 25 St John’s Lane, London EC1M 4LB
Free

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Is Local Democracy Working in Northern Ireland?

Saturday 24th November
Clifton House, 2 North Queen Street, Belfast BT15 1ES
Free

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 24th November
Castle Ward
Normal Admission

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Post Brexit fisheries & NI… 14 September 2018

Post Brexit fisheries regime could leave Northern Ireland in the lurch


(via NIMTF & Nature Matters NI)

Dave-Wall

Image by Dave Wall
 
As the UK Government sets out goals for “Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations” in their White Paper consultation, Northern Ireland runs the risk of missing the boat in getting its local fisheries law future ready. 

The Northern Ireland Marine Task Force (NIMTF) and Nature Matters NI,  environmental coalitions who represent more than 100,000 members have submitted a response[1] to the UK fisheries consultation welcoming that the White Paper will ‘restate the UKs commitment to sustainable fisheries’. The groups are calling for similar policy to be enacted in Northern Ireland.

While the future policy for farming in Northern Ireland is currently out to the public for views, there is no such local consultation for fisheries and our seas

Ellen MacMahon – NIMTF Officer said:

“A common framework for sustainable fisheries is urgently needed across the UK as it prepares to leave the European Union. We need everyone, including Northern Ireland, to play by the same rules and work together in designing a course for future fisheries management. The White Paper must not lead to a pick and mix style framework, where there are disproportionate environmental standards across the UK.

In order to deliver a co–designed and co–managed fisheries framework DEFRA needs to be working closely with the Devolved Administrations and with all fisheries stakeholder groups in a proactive and productive way.