Defra ‘People in the highest flood risk areas will be better protected against spiralling insurance costs as Flood Re comes one step closer to implementation today. After ongoing negotiations with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Flood Re, an agreement has been reached on a number of matters regarding how Flood Re will operate. […]

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This new report published in late December covers one of the most problematic issues in current marine development. NIRAS & MMO  ‘NIRAS Consulting Ltd, supported by Amec Foster Wheeler, were commissioned by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to develop a framework for scoping potential cumulative effects at a strategic level, to be applicable across all […]

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Sue Well’s article describes how marine protected areas are now part of main stream thinking across the world. Click here to open.World Parks Congress & MPAs Sue Wells article 17.1.15  Congress overview  Over 6000 participants from more than 170 countries took part in the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) in November 2014 in Sydney, Australia. […]

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This paper looks at the detailed relationship between trawling, fish and invertebrate populations in the Irish Sea ‘The effects of bottom trawling on benthic invertebrates include reductions of biomass, diversity and body size. These changes may negatively affect prey availability for demersal fishes, potentially leading to reduced food intake, body condition and yield of fishes […]

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