MMO ‘The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently preparing marine plans for the South Inshore and South Offshore Marine Plan Areas. The MMO has already undertaken a number of stages of plan preparation; analysing the evidence, identifying issues, drafting the Vision and Objectives. For information on the South marine planning process to date please go […]

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The UK is increasingly under threat from the effects of climate change – which in turn could increase inequalities and disadvantage. A new website launched today – Climate Just – is designed to help local authorities and other organisations working on climate change, or working with vulnerable communities, to respond to this challenge. The site […]

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Precautionary or proportionate?   NB: This image is a conceptual illustration of the relationship between ‘precaution’ and ‘proportion’ – it does not represent any numerical analysis of the relationship between the two. Explanation: Much of the discussion around ‘better’ or ‘smarter regulation’ is entrenched in a perceived conflict between those calling for a ‘proportionate’ or […]

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In NEFs working paper on bass we recommend seven key steps to recovery: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/entry/seven-key-steps-to-bass-stock-recovery Chris Williams  NEF ‘Before Christmas I wrote about the need for urgent action to protect dwindling numbers of bass in European seas. Some good news came last week – the European Commission has agreed Emergency Measures to prevent a total collapse […]

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