Robert Goodwill has been appointed as Fisheries Minister at Defra. He takes over from George Eustice who has resigned over issues concerning the delay to Brexit votes. Goodwill has arrived to receive a scathing letter from the Lords concerning quotas MCS Debbie Crockard: ‘New fisheries minister – more than just goodwill will be needed in […]

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MPA News Open Channels:  ‘As the global MPA community approaches the 2020 deadline for meeting Aichi Target 11, it must achieve two potentially very different goals. There is the numerical goal of covering 10% of coastal and marine areas in MPAs. And there is the qualitative goal that the conservation be achieved through “effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and […]

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Lauren Mattingley   Science Officer Salmon & Trout Conservation  ‘Whichever way you look at it, our rivers and coastal waters are inextricably linked. A plastic bottle casually tossed away in the middle of the country, blown on the breeze into a river tributary will make its way, over time to open water, by which time it’ll […]

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