Defra – MMO: More than 700,000 extra days at sea have been secured for UK fishermen in Western Waters in 2014. The extra fishing days were confirmed after industry-led negotiations between UK and French representatives, which have been taking place since the start of the year. Vessels in the UK over-15 metre scallop fleet have […]

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  This is information is extremely valuable in helping to understand the direction of travel and ecosystem impacts of our fishing industry. ‘The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) published its annual UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2013 report today. The report includes detailed figures on the UK fishing fleet, the number of fishermen, the quantity and value […]

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TWO Consultations The EU is consulting on the future EU initiative on ‘No Net Loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services’. In the EU, as in other parts of the world, we are continuing to lose biodiversity and with it, the ecosystem services that nature provides to human society. The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 aims […]

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This newsletter provides a good overview of Government’s fishing programmes and their interaction with other marine programmes. To read the newsletter click here Contents include: Regional fisheries management The reformed Common Fisheries policy establishes a regional approach to fisheries management. This is first being used to develop regional discard plans to support the implementation of […]

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On the final day of the Global Oceans Action Summit Dutch Minister for Agriculture Sharon Dijksma has called for action to restore the health of the world’s oceans. “It takes courage to see beyond borders and act together to achieve healthier oceans and food security. Action is required, and this is the message I gave […]

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Common Fisheries Policy Reform consultations Defra: ‘The UK Government is today launching a package of public consultations concerning the implementation of reforms to the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).  As part of the reform of the CFP, a new basic regulation and Common Market Organisation of Fishery and Aquaculture Products (CMO) entered into force on 1 […]

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