The cumulative effects of offshore wind on the marine environment alongside other human activities is the focus of a new initiative in the UK. The Ecological Consequences of Offshore Wind (ECOWind) research programme aims to help deliver policy-ready solutions that aim to enable offshore wind and thriving marine ecosystems to coexist and to promote environmental […]

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The Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee (‘the Committee’) has undertaken a ‘snapshot’ assessment of marine environment management. Its report on the Welsh Government’s marine policies will be debated in Plenary on 18 May, 2022. This article gives a brief overview of the issues covered by the Committee. Marine planning Offshore development, particularly renewable energy, in Welsh seas […]

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A new round of funding to support fishing businesses and wider marine organisations in coastal communities is open for applications. Now in its second year, the Marine Fund Scotland has an overall budget of up to £14 million. It was introduced by the Scottish Government to replace the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, which UK […]

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