This is an interim Report for our inquiry into coastal flooding, coastal erosion and climate change. The Election will prevent us completing the inquiry. This interim report draws attention to key themes in the evidence we have received so far and some provisional conclusions that the Government, Environment Agency and the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) […]

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Scotland’s fisheries minister has warned of an ‘extremely challenging picture’ for next year’s fishing opportunities, particularly for whitefish stocks. fishingnews.co.uk/news/extremely… ICES – 8/11/2019  We have just released updates to some North Sea fish stock advice, which were originally published in June (1/2) Cod: ices.dk/sites/pub/Publ… Haddock: ices.dk/sites/pub/Publ… Norway lobster (nephrops): ices.dk/sites/pub/Publ…

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From Bill Turrell – Aberdeen    Advance Article – Marine Science and the Climate Emergency A paper that has been published on-line by the ICES Journal of Marine Science analyses how marine science can respond to the climate emergency: https://academic.oup.com/icesjms/advance-article/doi/10.1093/icesjms/fsz164/5569821 Abstract Inspired by the growing cries from young climate crisis activists, and noting that net-zero emission […]

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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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Pew: Hobart, Australia—The Pew Charitable Trusts today expressed disappointment that for an eighth consecutive year, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) ended its annual meeting without designating marine protections in the waters off East Antarctica. Member governments also failed to reach consensus on designation of marine protected areas (MPAs) in […]

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Kate Lock NRW: ‘I am pleased to provide you with the link to the Skomer MCZ project status report 2018-19.  This report provides an up to date summary of results of all the biological and oceanographic monitoring projects completed at Skomer MCZ of which many provide important long term monitoring data sets.  If you are […]

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Climate change: Your views – can we do more? Reminder to Participate: Closes November 29th TWO DAYS TO GO As the conversation around climate change and climate action becomes increasingly urgent, there is a need to understand how individual and collective action can be harnessed to address some of the challenges facing the natural world.  […]

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