Defra Press Office, Posted on:27 August 2019 Over the weekend, the Prime Minister called for greater international action and more ambitious global targets to end biodiversity loss and tackle climate change. As part of this, he urged countries to back Britain’s call to protect 30% of the world’s ocean by 2030 (the ‘30by30’ target). The Government has […]

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Ascension Island Council  ‘The Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha has this week accepted the recommendation of the Ascension Island Council to designate a large-sale Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the waters around Ascension Island. The MPA will cover 100% of Ascension’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), an area of over 440,000 square […]

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Groundbreaking video by Exeter University team from the Hebrides – various feeds Researchers attempting to look at behaviour of backing shark aggregations underwater in areas where they also aggregate on the surface. Will they find evidence of mating? BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49237808 Guardian Fin tech: underwater robot monitors sharks in Scottish waters 1.  ECO Magazine The ground-breaking […]

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BBC ‘A fragile flame shell reef which was severely damaged by scallop dredging on Scotland’s north west coast has been granted permanent protection. Ministers had issued a temporary order banning mobile fishing on Loch Carron in Wester Ross after the 2017 incident. Divers who visited the reef, which is a nursery ground for scallops, found the area […]

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