This article is in part a response to the research study published a year ago. The Ecologist: Governing Marine Protected Areas: Lyme Bay Horatio Morpurgo The scientific case for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is now overwhelming. The bigger question is how can they be managed more effectively? HORATIO MORPURGO reports. When conservation and utilitarian aims […]

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Defra have launched a stakeholder consultation: We’d like your views on our proposed changes to the 2012 Fisheries Concordat.  The Fisheries Concordat sets out arrangements for licensing fishing vessels and allocating fish quota received through the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy. Our plans include changing when fishing vessel owners can move the management of vessels from […]

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Fishing Focus The last Fishing Focus came out in May before the EU referendum. Reading this you might be forgiven for wondering whether it took place at all. It is well worth going through this Fishing Focus in detail because it highlights a range of items from the UK’s position on deep sea fishing to […]

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