In response to our April 14th mailing A Defra spokesperson said: “We are aware of concerns about a short term reduction in enforcement powers available to Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) officers. The Marine Management Organisation is warranting a number of IFCA officers with relevant powers so that they can continue to operate as […]

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Defra ‘The regulatory stock assessment is an ongoing assessment of the costs and benefits of the stock of Defra’s regulations. This is the first update covering the period 2012 to 20121 and is presented in 2012 £s. The assessment covers all the regulations for which Defra is responsible (e.g. flooding, biodiversity, water and marine) where […]

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Blogpost by Sofia Tsenikli – 26 January, 2015 at 16:30  Greenpeace  ‘It is time for Ocean Lovers worldwide to celebrate! After years of political foot-dragging, and four hectic days of negotiations at the United Nations, a breakthrough came in the wee hours of Saturday morning, 24 January: governments around the world agreed to develop a […]

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CFP Deal –  Business as usual – quota advice still ignored Conservationists took a rather different view from the Government over the 2015 CFP deal complaining that it was business as usual with politicians ignoring scientific advice on quotas – read more: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/16/fishing-quotas-defy-scientists-advice Defra ‘Deal strikes the right balance between supporting business and conserving fish […]

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