As it goes through its second reading in the House of Commons the Fisheries Bill has lost another amendment that was a critical test of building a system of “world leading fisheries management”. First it was having sustainability as a prime objective of the Fisheries Bill that was dropped and now an amendment that would […]

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Activists on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza have started to place granite blocks on the seabed inside the Dogger Bank protected area in the North Sea to prevent bottom trawling. This follows on from their investigation which found industrial bottom trawlers systematically breaking the law by switching of their Automatic Information System (AIS) while fishing on […]

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New study by ABPmer for Natural Resources Wales to understand the role marine habitats play in climate change mitigation. Click here. The research confirmed that marine habitats in Wales, such as saltmarshes and seagrass beds, can lock up huge amounts of carbon every year; the volume of carbon they can store is similar to those […]

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The effort to promote recycling has been too successful. That is the argument being made by some environmentalists, as they point to a perception among consumers that if they carefully sort their glass, paper and plastic, they aren’t polluting the planet. “The message about recycling is so positive that it becomes an incentive to consider […]

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