MMO (17.07.15):   This report sets out the MMO’s priorities for evidence from 2015 – 2020. To read more go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evidence-strategy-for-the-marine-management-organisation-mmo MMO ‘To ensure it makes effective management decisions, the MMO must maintain a level of technical capability within its own staff alongside a clear strategic approach to ensuring any evidence needs are met both […]

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Peter Jones – in Open Channels: ‘The European Environment Agency provides independent scientific assessments and advice to the European Commission and European Parliament.  It’s recent European Environment — State and Outlook 2015 (SOER 2015) report highlights some worrying issues and trends, particularly for the marine environment (see briefing), e.g. “Across all of Europe’s regional seas, […]

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Jan Brooke: ‘The long-awaited ruling of the Court of Justice of the EU on the Weser dredging case (C-461/13) defining deterioration under the Water Framework Directive was published on 1st July 2015. Whilst many of the Court’s findings reflect the approach already adopted in the UK, some of the points of detail clarified by the […]

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European Union: ‘The aim of this consultation is to gather input on how the EU could contribute to achieving better international governance of oceans and seas to the benefit of sustainable blue growth. On the basis of the results and other sources of data and information, the European Commission will consider how best to develop […]

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