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Thursday, 14 March 2019
Devon Maritime Forum > March newsletter
Some great things going on in the maritime world - as posted by the DMF in their latest newsletter:
We hope you had a fantastic February and a marvellous start to March, here is the latest newsletter from the DMF!
This month's newsletter features your usual roundup of local and national stories, key marine research and reports and information on consultations you can get involved with. There's also the latest on our Marine Pledge campaign and how you can get involved and a special feature on the 'SeaBin' project'. Read on to find out more...
Those who attended the #DMF19 Winter conference will be familiar with the Marine Pledge campaign (below) which will be launched soon.
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We are looking for locations to send the pledge cards to enable them to reach a wide and diverse audience. If your organisation regularly sees members of the public and would like to be a host for the pledge cards, please contact email@example.com
Drinking water fountains could be installed all over Plymouth three could appear before the summer and a fourth will be put in at Central Park more
Cabinet Minister sees world-leading marine and maritime excellence in action the Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP, has seen first-hand how the University of Plymouth is carrying out world-leading research more
New Exmouth water sport centre 'to be open by summer 2020' a final agreement between developers Grenadier and East Devon District Council will be signed off more
South West Water leads ReFill revolution to combat plastic pollution South West Water is making 3,000 refillable bottles available to communities in Devon and Cornwall more
CONGRATULATIONS: East Devon’s Seaton Wetlands awarded top national accolade popular wildlife haven is runner-up in Best Nature Reserve category in BBC Countryfile Magazine’s 2019 Awards more
National & International News
Plymouth University leads first UK-wide assessment of changes in plankton community scientists have completed the first ever assessment of how plankton communities are changing in coastal waters and shelf seas around the UK more
Fishermen’s beacons stop sea life dying in lost nets fishing nets and pots lost or abandoned at sea are far more lethal to marine life more
Strengthened protections for Isles of Scilly seabirds Natural England announces plans to extend Isles of Scilly Special Protection Area by almost 13,000 hectares more
How plastic from clothing gets into seafood microplastics, meaning any plastic object smaller than 5 millimeters, constitute the vast majority of plastics polluting marine habitats more
BP Marine Unveils New Very Low Sulphur Marine Fuel BP Marine, part of British oil and gas major BP, is starting the sale of very low sulphur fuel oil more
Plymouth to trial innovative new Sea Bin to tackle plastic pollution
A new ‘Sea Bin’ is to be trialled as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to tackle plastic pollution.
A Sea Bin is a floating rubbish bin that can capture annually 90,000 plastic bags, 35,700 disposable cups or 16,500 plastic bottles. It is one of the latest projects to be developed to support the Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City Plan for Plastics, led by the city’s Plastics Taskforce which is made up of a range of local partners more