Welcome to the Berwickshire & Northumberland Marine Nature Partnership

The inshore waters of the Berwickshire and Northumberland coast are of national and international significance for their marine life. These important areas are managed by a wide variety of organisations who work together to ensure that the special features of our coast are protected and enhanced. Our partnership co-ordinates management for the entire network of inshore marine nature conservation designations between Fast Castle Head in Scotland, and the River Tyne in England.

About Us

The shallow sea, shores and estuaries of Berwickshire and Northumberland are home to some of the most spectacular marine life in world. With so many people involved in management, the partnership really helps us to work together to protect these special areas.

Our Partnership Members

Partnership members include statutory regulators such as Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Environment Agency and Marine Scotland, together with ports and harbours, local authorities, Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, and conservation charities

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Projects

We work regularly with our partners to develop individual projects to address specific issues or management needs on marine protected areas.

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Recent Project

Championing Coastal Coordination (3Cs)

Using funding from the Environment Agency’s Championing Coastal Coordination (3Cs) fund, the Berwickshire and Northumberland Marine Nature Partnership and the Durham Heritage Coast Partnership ran a joint project in early 2022 to look a regional response to predicted climate change impacts on our coast.

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