Good afternoon I’m delighted to announce that today the water sector innovation centre of excellence – Spring – has launched. This is a soft launch of the name, branding and the four main functions that will go live in December. We’re immensely grateful for the support we’ve received from water company colleagues as Spring has […]

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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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