This issue covers:   John Robb’s retirement – Tanya Arkle is the interim Director Protecting Bass Sustainable fishing and MSY An update on scallop management Update on the discard ban Seafish’s Corporate plan   Contact russ.greenwood@defra.gsi.gov.uk to sign up

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Greenpeace  24 April, 2015: ‘A full judicial review into the government’s decision to continue to give nearly the entire UK fishing quota to domestic industrial and foreign corporations, at the expense of local, low impact fishermen, has been given the green light by the High Court.    Justice Andrews granted permission to Greenpeace to argue that […]

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In response to our April 14th mailing A Defra spokesperson said: “We are aware of concerns about a short term reduction in enforcement powers available to Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) officers. The Marine Management Organisation is warranting a number of IFCA officers with relevant powers so that they can continue to operate as […]

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MCS: A new version of our popular Pocket Good Fish Guide!  No bigger than a credit card – so truly pocket size – it folds into an easy-readable mine of information which includes: the latest Fish to Eat and Fish to Avoid list, alternatives to the favourite five, how to make the best choices when […]

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Griffin Carpenter – New Economics Foundation  We’re not good at managing our natural resources. Our analysis shows overfishing in EU waters has cost us EUR7.1 billion in the last 5 years alone. <http://www.neweconomics.org/page/m/2edb5032/7ebe2631/6e1d4dc2/5d2508e/60041902/VEsH/> We need to change this. And that’s where my new model comes in. The Bio-Economic Model of European Fleets (BEMEF for short) […]

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Managing fisheries in Marine Protected Areas – Management to meet Article 6 of the Habitats Directive   Defra / MMO  ‘To bring fisheries in line with other activities, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced on the 14 August 2012 a revised approach to managing fishing activities within European marine sites (EMS). […]

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