The NGOs have been scathing in their response to the recent developments with the Fisheries Bill; this theme has been picked up by the Guardian and Independent.   Fisheries Bill – Guardian Commentary Independent:  ‘UK’s post-Brexit fishing protections ‘pitifully weak’, warn conservationists Rhetoric that government will develop gold standard fisheries is ‘a joke’, campaigners say Conservation […]

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At the ‘Flood and Coast– Creating climate resilient places’  online conference recently hosted by CIWEM, Minister Pow made references to the: Need for a more integrated and adaptive, place based approach to deliver multiple benefits Government’s £200m fund to drive innovation at a local level Environment Agency’s Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Strategy as the […]

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How the UK will uphold environmental standards from 1 January 2021. These include standards in waste, air quality, water, and protection of habitats and species. Defra What will stay the same The UK government is committed to maintaining environmental standards and international obligations from 1 January 2021. The UK will continue its aim set out […]

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Package of consultations launched seeking views on opportunities for the fishing industry New proposals seek to ensure more catch is landed in the UK. The government is seeking views on new measures to boost our fishing industry, including how to fairly distribute the new opportunities from leaving the Common Fisheries Policy, and increase the economic […]

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