A new study by a University of Sussex research team has identified 81 different marine species along the Sussex coastline, including tope shark, tub gurnard fish and the critically endangered European eel. Research led by Prof Mika Peck and Dr Valentina Scarponi, shows how using a combination of two biomonitoring tools, Baited Remote Underwater Video […]

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Jerry Percy, Director of the New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association (NUTFA) has announced the forthcoming closure of the organisation that has represented the under ten sector of the industry for many years. A Difficult Decision The non-profit organisation has worked for the under 10m and non-sector at local, UK and EU levels, for quota and […]

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Following the announcement of the restart of the roll-out of Inshore Vessel Monitoring System (I-VMS) devices, the MMO has released further details on the schedule and plan for English port visits. From 9 August 2023, fishers have been able to purchase, and arrange the installation of, a type-approved device, either the Fulcrum NEMO or Succorfish […]

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Natural England June 2021 ‘Offshore wind expansion is a cornerstone of the UK’s Net Zero targets and represents a central aim of the Government’s ‘Green Industrial Revolution’. As of early 2021, approximately 10 GW capacity is operational, with much more at various stages in the development pipeline. By 2030, Government has committed to produce 40 […]

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Guardian ‘ Conservation watchdog given boost after decade of funding cuts that left it at ‘crisis point’ Natural England, the government’s conservation watchdog, is to receive a 47% increase in government funding this year as its role expands to support a “green recovery” and provide environmental scrutiny of the government’s controversial “Project Speed”. The dramatic […]

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Natural England’s vision for the next five years seeks to help all children, wherever they live, to enjoy the benefits of a thriving natural environment. Helping all children, wherever they live, to enjoy the benefits of a thriving natural environment is at the heart of Natural England’s vision for the next five years, recently published. […]

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100% of the England Coast Path is now either being worked on or complete. Tourists from around the globe will soon be able to step foot on the longest coastal walking route in the world as work is officially underway along every stretch of the England Coast Path. Natural England is now working on 100 per cent […]

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