MCS and environmental lawyers, ClientEarth, are challenging an unlawful misuse of Brexit powers, relating to the EU Withdrawal Act. MCS: ‘The two environmental groups, working with Leigh Day Solicitors, have today launched a High Court challenge to the UK government’s Brexit laws, over sweeping new powers that they say may weaken protection for seas and […]

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Wales consult on marine and fisheries policies post Brexit … Marine and fisheries policies for Wales after Brexit consultation Consultation description We are consulting on the first stage in creating a new policy, management regime, and legislation. We want your views on: fisheries management sustainable fisheries fishing opportunities shellfish and aquaculture trade growth and innovation […]

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Environment secretary Michael Gove has announced plans for a “distinguished” lawyer to lead a shadow watchdog to oversee environmental protection in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Speaking in front of the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee last week, Gove was asked by the Lords asked about plans for the regulatory gap that would be […]

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The EU has confirmed it wants a short-term arrangement with the UK on fishing quotas in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Karmenu Vella, the European commissioner for fisheries and maritime affairs, said he wanted to see that “the EU and the UK would decide to continue to give access to each other’s waters”. Otherwise, “the […]

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