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Harper’s Yard Repair Cafe

Saturday 6th April
Ormeau Park Bowling Club, Belfast

Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge – Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 7th April
Kilmacrew House near Banbridge
Free

A Long–term Environment Plan for Northern Ireland

Monday 8th April
Belmont Tower, 82 Belmont Church Road, Belfast BT4 3FG
Free

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Would an Institute for Detectorists aid revision of The Treasure Act & implementation of The Valetta Convention?

Saturday 13th April
UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31–4 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY
Free

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People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership: Delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals – What Role for the NI Voluntary & Community Sector?

Thursday 18th April
61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB
Free

All–Island Environmental Governance post–Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement

Thursday 18th April
Canada Room and Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN
Free

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Derryanvil near Portadown – Planting Young Trees

Saturday 20th April
Derryanvil near Portadown
Free

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Easter Monday Family Fun Day & Craft Fair

Monday 22nd April
Florence Court
Normal Admission

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Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills – Scrub Clearance

Sunday 28th April
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
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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.