The relationships between Europe’s countries fishing around our coast is long standing. The London Convention embodied this relationship in 1964. The historic relationships are however much longer than that. Despite my coverage of this in March when the Times and Telegraph carried articles saying that UK would trigger exit from the London Convention it is […]

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In early 2016 Scottish Government established fisheries restrictions in Scottish Marine Protected Areas to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems. The ‘mobile’ fishing sector (i.e. the part of the fishing industry most likely to be affected by these MPA) raised many concerns about the negative impact the restrictions could have on coastal communities. This report looks at […]

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At the Coastal Futures conference there were two discussion sessions on Brexit which covered Environmental regulations and Fisheries. These briefings have now been completed by Suzannah Walmsley (Fisheries) and Chris Williams (Environmental Regulation). Although until Government actually say what their intentions are much is speculation there are some major elements highlighted by these briefings that […]

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