Sperm whale washes up with 100Kg of litter in its stomach The results are in for this year’s Great British Beach Clean Thanks to you, almost 11 tonnes of litter was cleared from the UK’s coastline in just one weekend! MCS ‘Great British Beach Clean’ data over the last 26 years has been instrumental in […]

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A new paper from jean Luc Solandt and co-workers Managing marine protected areas in Europe: moving from ‘feature-based’ to ‘whole-site’ management of sites JLS, MCS ‘Defra has just announced that the effective ‘Fisheries Management in MPAs’ Implementation Group (that emerged from the ‘Revised Approach’) is to be stopped, and replaced with ‘bilateral meetings’. This lessens […]

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Where did all the cod go? Fishing crisis in the North Sea’  The article highlights the increasing importance of the Marine Stewardship Council and Marine Conservation Society on their assessments of sustainability Oceana: ‘The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has announced today the collapse of the North Sea cod population, and has recommended […]

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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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