Marine Stewardship Council: The MSC Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund supports critical fishery science research and projects. The fund launched in July 2015 with an initial allocation of £400,000, split over two years. What the fund is for The fund is aimed at strengthening knowledge and capacity to assist small scale and developing world fisheries in their […]

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Strategic flood risk management report published – Public Accounts Committee   Public Accounts Committee 25/3/15  ‘There are major risks to the sustainability of current levels of flood protection, which could impact on long-term value for money according to the Public Accounts Committee’s report published Wednesday 25 March 2015.   Richard Bacon MP comments  “Some 5 […]

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CaBA News:  ‘A one off Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) Water Grant is open for application, deadline April 30th 2015. If you are in a CSF catchment and have the opportunity to promote these grants to farmers please get them in-touch with your local CSF officer. For further information go to: Water Capital Grants     https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guide-to-countryside-stewardship-water-capital-grants-2015 The […]

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EFRA committee: MPs are concerned that the hollowing out of Defra has left the core Department less effective in persuading decision-makers in other government departments and Brussels to follow its agenda. Firm Ministerial leadership and sufficient in-house expertise is needed at the heart of Defra to ensure it can deliver its priorities effectively. Report: Work […]

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Quantifying the benefits of flood risk management actions and advice Quantifying the benefits of flood risk management actions and advice: report The Environment Agency aims to deliver Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) as efficiently as possible. Large capital flood defence schemes are not always financially viable, appropriate or a sustainable solution to manage flood […]

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This prospectus outlines a new government programme inviting the creation of Coastal Community Teams. These teams will be provided with £10,000 of grant funding, via the local authority, to help them develop their economic plan.   Areas wishing to establish a Coastal Community Team should can go to the website for more information and the application […]

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Environment Agency   A new approach is being taken to support catchment partnerships and distribute funds in the 2015/16 period. Every catchment partnership will be given the opportunity to submit an application to deliver projects in line with the Catchment Partnership Action Fund (CPAF) guidelines . £4.775 million has been awarded which would equate to £46K […]

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James Box  NERC Science Programme Officer   This call is being led by EPSRC with the support of three RCUK cross-council programmes: Living with Environmental Change, The Energy Programme and the Global Food Security Programme; and the UK cross-government /industry UK Water Research Innovation Partnership (UKWRIP). It is hoped that the sandpit will enable UK researchers […]

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