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  Solway Fish - Part of the Solway Firth Partnership
Solway Firth Partnership: The Solway Firth Partnership role in Solway Fish is that of coordination of its activities and assisting in taking the initiative forward.
Solway Fish Forum: The Forum meets 3 - 4 times per year, the meetings provide an opportunity for open discussion, enable the funding and working groups to report back to the main forum and provide an opportunity for national stakeholders to interact with the local industry.
Solway Fish Chairperson: The Chairpersons role is to represent Solway Fish at appropriate meetings, promote the initiative and facilitate meetings of the forum.
www.solwayfish.org.uk /about.asp   (243 words)

  Solway Firth - Encyclopedia.com
Solway Firth, arm of the Irish Sea, c.40 mi (60 km) long, separating NW England from SW Scotland.
Near Annan the firth, which has a tidal bore, is crossed by a railway bridge.
a sandbank in the middle of the Solway Firth.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-SolwayFi.html   (807 words)

A firth is very often associated with a large river, where erosion caused by the tidal effects of incoming sea water passing upriver has widened the riverbed to an estuary, such as may be seen in the Firth of Clyde.
Solway Firth (inlet with the rivers Eden, Esk[?] and Nith[?]).
The Firth of Inverness is rarely identified on modern maps, but it is this firth which forms a connection via the River Ness, Loch Ness and the other lochs of the Great Glen[?] and stretches of the Caledonian Canal with the Firth of Lorn[?] on the West coast of Scotland.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fi/Firth.html   (424 words)

 Firth Information
Bodies of water named "firths" tend to be more common on the east coast, or in the southwest of the country, although the Firth of Lorne is an exception to this.
A firth is generally the result of glaciation and very often associated with a large river, where erosion caused by the tidal effects of incoming sea water passing upriver has widened the riverbed to an estuary, such as may be seen in the Firth of Clyde.
The Firth of Thames is a bay at the mouth of the Waihou/Thames River in New Zealand.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Firth   (791 words)

 Solway Firth - Special Area of Conservation - SAC
The Solway is representative of sublittoral sandbanks on the coast of north-west England/south-west Scotland.
The Solway Firth is representative of highly mobile, predominantly sandy intertidal flats on the west coast.
The Solway Firth provides migratory passage for river lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis to and from spawning and nursery grounds in a number of rivers, including the Eden which is designated as a cSAC for the species.
www.jncc.gov.uk /protectedsites/sacselection/sac.asp?EUCode=UK0013025   (896 words)

 Solway Fish - Part of the Solway Firth Partnership
Solway Fish is an industry forum and sustainable development initiative for the Solway fisheries sector.
Solway Fish is being established to meet this requirement and is open to all members of the sector.
Solway Fish will help to bring information to people and will provide a means of making a co-ordinated response to new proposals.
www.solwayfish.org.uk   (370 words)

 Shellfish Scotland, Cockles UK, Solway Firth
Solway Shellfish is a new business established locally to buy and sell only the highest quality cockles gathered in the Solway Firth.
The Solway has very large areas of mud flats which are rich in tiny sea plants and animals.
Solway cockles are renown throughout europe for their size, quality and colour.
solwayshellfishscotland.com   (220 words)

 Solway Firth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Inner Solway rarely exceeds 5m (15 ft) which is why the large tidal range uncovers such large areas of intertidal flats at low water.
The Solway's sand dunes and salt marshes are home to a remarkable variety of plants and animals, including some unusual and endangered species.
The Firth is an important area for fish, with spawning and nursery areas for a number of commercial and rare fish.
omp.gso.uri.edu /doee/science/descript/solway.htm   (503 words)

 Fact File - UK Wetlands - 12 case studies   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Solway Firth is the third largest area of continuous intertidal habitat in the UK It is the estuary of the River Eden and an inlet of the Irish Sea.
The Solway Firth has a variety of nationally, regionally and internationally important habitats including vast tracts of mudflats and sand, sand dunes, salt marshes (merse) and peat-based farmland which provides excellent feeding grounds for huge flocks of migratory geese.
The Firth is managed by the Solway Firth Partnership, a grouping of hundreds of government and nongovernment organisations, agencies, businesses and individuals.
www.wwtlearn.org.uk /factfile/solway-firth.htm   (742 words)

 Dumfries & Galloway - The Solway Firth
The Solway Firth can be a wild and sometimes treacherous place, and only recently have people looked on it as a place of quiet contemplation and pleasure.
Since it was formed in 1994, the Solway Firth Partnership has successfully brought together hundreds of organisations, agencies, companies and individuals to work in partnership for the benefit of the Solway Firth.
Solway Firth Partnership continues to bring together hundreds of organisations, individuals, companies and agencies to work in partnership with local people to increase the sustainable use and management of the Solway Firth.
www.snh.org.uk /scottish/dumfries/solwayfirth.asp   (853 words)

 Dumfries & Galloway - The Solway Firth
Previously, the firth’s shifting sands and muds were more or less known only to those whose livelihoods depended on them such as the wildfowlers and the fishermen.
The upheavals and volcanic influences that gave birth to the granite slopes of Criffel and Cairnsmore to the north and the slates of Skiddaw to the south, also gave birth to a shallow sea between the two.
SNH together with English Nature are developing partnerships with organisations on both sides of the coastline to achieve a sustainable future for the Solway Firth and all its inhabitants.
www.snh.gov.uk /scottish/dumfries/solwayfirth.asp   (741 words)

 Solway Firth holiday cottage accommodation Dumfries and Galloway
The Solway Firth is an extremely beautiful stretch of Scottish coastline - the shifting sands and muds are home to a wealth of wildfowl.
The Solway Firth is one of the most popular areas in Scotland for birdwatchers - particularly in the winter when the swans, ducks and geese return.
Holiday cottages for self-catering vacations in Solway Firth, Dumfries and Galloway in the south of Scotland.
www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com /holiday/solway-firth.htm   (319 words)

 Shellfish Scotland, Cockles UK, Solway Firth
Solway Shellfish is a new business established locally to buy and sell only the highest quality cockles gathered in the Solway Firth.
The Solway has very large areas of mud flats which are rich in tiny sea plants and animals.
Solway cockles are renown throughout europe for their size, quality and colour.
www.solwayshellfishscotland.com /index.html   (220 words)

 SOLWAY FIRTH - Online Information article about SOLWAY FIRTH
FIRTH, an estuarine inlet of the Irish See also:
The breadth at the mouth is 32 m.; near the head, where the Solway viaduct of the Caledonian See also:
Eden at the head of the firth, in Cumberland.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SIV_SOU/SOLWAY_FIRTH.html   (443 words)

 Solway Sector   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The aim of the Solway Sector website is to introduce a means of promoting "safety" - easily available for school children, parents and the general public to access.
The Solway Sector starts at the Mull of Galloway and runs east to Gretna and south to Silloth, some 220 miles of rugged and unforgiving Coastline, including the Solway Firth.
Complacency is not allowed in the Solway, with the second highest tides in the UK, with a range of 10m - this is a lot of water moving very fast.
www.mcga.gov.uk /c4mca/mcga-dops-regional/mcga-dops-western/mcga-dops-live-2/mcga-dops_rr_scotni_solway_sector.htm   (528 words)

 Solway Firth cockle fishery reopens - Fishupdate.com
The results of more rigorous stock assessments and research commissioned by the SSMA and carried out over the last four months has allowed a viable quota of 500 tonnes to be shared among 100 hand gathering licences, six vessel licences and one tractor licence.
This year, the Solway Shellfish Management Association and the coastguard, working with fisheries protection staff and police, said they would be stepping up attempts to keep the fishery both legal and safe.
Cockling had been completely banned on the Solway, off South-west Scotland, for four years to allow the cockle beds to recover before the licensing system was introduced last year.
www.fishupdate.com /news/fullstory.php/aid/9074/Solway_Firth_cockle_fishery_reopens.html   (608 words)

 Solway Lass - Tall Ship Adventure Whitsunday Island
In 1915 Solway Lass was seized as a prize of war by the British and used as a Q-Ship during WWI.
In 1924 sold to a Scottish firm in the Solway Firth where she was renamed SL.
Solway Lass provides guests with the opportunity to experience sailing as it was a century ago with the 11 sails and 5500 square feet of sail area.
www.australiantallships.com /solwaylass.php?wp=27   (492 words)

 Solway Firth Information
The Solway Firth is a firth that forms part of the border between England and Scotland, between Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway.
The firth comprises part of the Irish Sea.
Also, the Ministry of Defence had by 1999 fired more than 6,350 depleted uranium rounds into the Solway Firth from its testing range at Dundrennan Range (see http://www.sundayherald.com/40306).
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Solway_Firth   (253 words)

 Images Of Cumbria - Annals of the Solway
Place-names on both sides of the firth, and in the firth itself, are a much surer record of the Norse land-taking.
THE SOLWAY AS A BOUNDARY: A.D. Whilst in a broad sense the western waters of the estuary always formed the boundary between Cumbria, the great Cumberland, on the one hand, and Galloway, the province of the "stranger Gaels," on the other, this, strictly, was not always admittedly the case.
Skirting the shore of the Solway in his retreat, he came to a house where the inhabitants gave him rye bread, whereupon, with that readiness to baptize places which characterizes monarchs in tradition, he named the place Ryehill, and sure enough Ryehill is still the name it bears.
www.stevebulman.f9.co.uk /cumbria/solway_f.html   (15009 words)

 Fishfarmer Magazine: Views sought on aquaculture strategy for the Solway Firth
A key output will be a broadscale spatial zoning plan that identifies where in the Firth different forms of aquaculture might be appropriate and what management measures would be necessary.
The study team will be visiting the Solway area in early September 2006 and intends to meet representatives of different interest groups at that point.
The consultants involved would welcome comments from all stakeholders with an interest in the Solway Firth and their views on how responsible aquaculture might be developed.
www.fishfarmer-magazine.com /news/fullstory.php/aid/594/Views_sought_on_aquaculture_strategy_for_the_Solway_Firth_.html   (408 words)

 The Solway Firth Regulated Fishery (Scotland) Order 2006
Article 5(8) permits licences to authorise the dredging, fishing for or taking of cockles at such times, in such manner and in such parts of the fishery as the Association may determine.
Article 5(10) makes provision entitling those who have historically worked in the Solway cockle fishery to licences, subject to availability (which may be limited under article 5(7)) and to their meeting the relevant criteria.
Article 5(11) makes provision for the removal of this entitlement where the applicant has, in the 24 months preceding his application, twice been convicted of a relevant offence or where, during that period, any licence held under the Order has been cancelled by the Association under section 4(7) of the Act.
www.opsi.gov.uk /legislation/scotland/ssi2006/20060057.htm   (2680 words)

 The Return of the Reiver. Solway Firth 1588
The arrival of a Spanish galleon in the Solway posed a special dilemma for Richard Bell; for if he adhered to the will of his imprisoned master and gave sanctuary to the Spaniards, his own head might be the next to roll.
He rode a hard twelve miles from the Solway to bring him the news of the Spanish ship, and for his pains he was being sent right back again without a moments respite.Henry Wartley's thin ratchet face expressed no emotion as he left the garrison commander and closed the door behind him.
The river level had dropped considerably during their ten mile march from the Solway, and it was relatively easy for them to wade across to its sheltered banks.
homepages.enterprise.net /iainlogan/guadirra/chap26.html   (6271 words)

 Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria
The stonework is all that survives of the Solway Viaduct,
In 1869 a rail line, the Solway Junction Railway, was opened between Bowness and Annan in Scotland, connecting to the Maryport and Carlisle railway.
It was repaired and continued in use until 1914 for passengers, and until 1921 for freight, and was finally demolished in 1934.
www.visitcumbria.com /car/bowness-on-solway.htm   (475 words)

 BBC NEWS | Scotland | Solway Firth rescue investigated
Investigations have started to establish if five men rescued from the Solway Firth at the weekend were involved in cockling.
The cockle beds returned to use under a licensing system operated by the Solway Shellfish Management Association.
Solway cockling equipment seized (16 Sep 05
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/scotland/4824626.stm   (266 words)

 Solway Lass History
In 1915 Solway Lass was seized as a prize of war by the British and used as a Q-Ship during WWI.
In 1924 sold to a Scottish firm in the Solway Firth where she was renamed with her current name.
When WWII broke out the Germans seized her as a prize of war where she was used to supply their armed forces.
www.solwaylasswhitsundays.homestead.com /SolwayLassHistory.html   (338 words)

 Annan and The Solway Firth
The Solway Firth has been a natural barrier against invaders during war and a hindrance to commerce in peaceful times.
The town of Annan sits on the estuary of the River Annan at the eastern end of the Solway Firth.
It has a population of some 10,000 and is the principal town in the Annandale and Eskdale area of the Dumfries and Galloway region.
www.annan.org.uk /shorewalk   (408 words)

 Breedon Books – Exploring Solway Firth History
Exploring Solway Firth History is a celebration of an area of outstanding natural beauty, blending contemporary photography with historical fact.
This is an area overflowing with legend, folklore and mystery, at once the pivotal centre of Britain and the fault line between two warring nations.
Lying in between is the silver ribbon of the Solway.
www.breedonbooks.co.uk /publications/9781859835869.html   (362 words)

 Solway Junction Railway
The former route of the Solway Firth vaiduct can be seen running from middle left to bottom right.
The crossing of the Solway firth required a long bridge which was demolished some time after the line was closed.
The remnants of the bridge caused damage to vessels operating in the Solway Firth and the London, Midland and Scottish Railway were required to clear the channel.
www.railscot.co.uk /Solway_Junction_Railway/body.htm   (200 words)

 Friends of the Earth Scotland - Press Releases
The petition, organised by the Solway Shellfish Hand Operators Federation (SSHOF), urges Dumfries and Galloway Council to keep the ban on suction dredging which has been in place in the Solway Firth since 1992.
The hand-gatherers are concerned that a lifting of the ban would wreck their livelihoods and cause irreversible environmental impacts.
The petition states: "A draft consultation document has been produced to permit suction dredging for shellfish to be reinstated in the Solway; this could allow over two thousand tonnes of cockles to be harvested in a four-month season.
www.foe-scotland.org.uk /press/pr20000606.html   (807 words)

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