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DOE Marine Plan Team want to hear from YOU!

The public drop-in sessions are open to anyone or any group interested in or affected by activities or developments in our marine area. A spokesperson for the team said:
“Nothing has been predetermined at this stage. We are starting from a blank canvas. The marine environment is a key asset in terms of biodiversity, recreation and tourism. In addition, it also supports industries such as fishing and aquaculture and provides a resource for alternative energy supply. This is the first time that the various marine activities and resources within our waters will be planned and managed in a coherent manner.”
The spokesperson added “The future development of our marine area affects many people and therefore we wish to encourage all those with an interest to have their say in the plan making process. By taking part in the process, you can influence the decisions being made about the plan”.
Find the nearest venue to you and drop in. The Marine Plan will be delighted to speak to you and hear your thoughts on all things marine. Pupils from 12 coastal schools will also get their chance to participate during November when the plan team visits their schools to listen and gather their contribution.   
For further information contact the Marine Plan Team at

Location of Public Drop – In Venues

The plan team is coming to the following 15 locations along our 650 kms of coastline during November 2012:
  • Tuesday 6th November - Castlerock Community Centre (2-4pm)  
  • Wednesday 7th – Portrush Library (2-4pm)
  • Thursday 8th - Cushendall Library (2-4pm)
  • Monday 12th - Giants Causeway Visitors Centre (11-4pm)
  • Tuesday 13th – Rathlin Island Richard Branson Centre (7.30-9pm)
  • Thursday 15th – Larne Library (2-4pm)
  • Friday 16th  - Carrickfergus Library / Carrickfergus Castle (2-4pm)
  • Tuesday 20th - Bangor Library (2-4pm)
  • Wednesday 21st  - Exploris (2-4pm)
  • Thursday 22nd – Ardglass Golf Club (2-4pm)
  • Monday 26th – Newcastle Library / The Newcastle Centre (2-4pm)
  • Tuesday 27th - Kilkeel Library (2-4pm)
  • Wednesday 28th - Warrenpoint Library (2-4pm)

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