Fishing and aquaculture – using public money to deliver public goods. Fishing and agriculture subsidies can have negative environmental outcomes.  Having exited the EU an opportunity exists to reflect on how public money can be used to deliver benefits for society and the fishing/aquaculture sectors.  A discussion paper considering the extent to which the concept […]

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From Hansard and the Fisheries APPG newsletter. This response by Lord Goldsmith to questions in the Lords about offshore wind illustrates that the Government are thinking: The noble Baroness asked a number of specific questions. The first was again in relation to the tension between inshore fisheries and offshore wind farms. Defra is working closely […]

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The MMO is introducing the Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Habitat Protection Strategy. This strategy will protect the designated features of the MCZ and ensure that marine activities can continue in a sustainable way. The strategy includes a voluntary no anchor zone which will be introduced to protect the seagrass habitat and the species that […]

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