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13 September 2010

Drop-in days announced

Meet our liaison officers, take part in our activities survey and find out more about the project at our drop-in days in Lancashire and Cumbria.

A drop-in day will be held at Fleetwood Library on Saturday September 25th, between 11am and 4pm.

The following Saturday, October 2nd, will see a further drop-in day at the Dock Museum in Barrow, between 10am and 4pm.

The events mean that people with an interest in the Irish Sea can stop by any time during the day. Our liaison officers will be on hand to discuss the project and explain what it might mean for sea users.

The liaison officers can also help people to take part in our survey of how people use the Irish Sea, by filling in a special questionnaire.

By doing a questionnaire for the survey, people are providing vital firsthand knowledge that will help to map the ways in which they use the Irish Sea for business and for pleasure.

The information could help to shape recommendations for the location of new areas of marine protection called Marine Conservation Zones, as well as how highly they should be protected.

It will be used to create maps that will be vital in ensuring that all interests can be taken into account, which will help ensure that people’s activities are not unnecessarily restricted.

So far over 200 people have helped with the research. A recent drop-in day in Maryport proved popular with six people filling in a questionnaire on that day.

To find out more, contact Laura on 07891 842 228 or l.bates@irishseaconservation.org.uk.