Floating offshore wind power could be Wales’ 21st century version of the steel, coal and slate industries if a “hard line” is taken with the Crown Estate, ministers have heard. MPs called on the Government to ensure past mistakes with offshore wind projects are not repeated, and to guarantee new turbines off the Welsh coast are made by […]

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Fishers and vessel owners in Wales will be able to apply to a £400,000 fund from 3 April to adapt to the rapidly changing market conditions for seafood products, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced. The support is from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) which is co-financed by the Welsh Government and the […]

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There is a pressing need to prepare and adapt to the environmental and wider impacts of climate change, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said as it confirmed that all parts of Wales have now moved to drought status. With the South West, South East and parts of Mid Wales already in drought, the Wales Drought Liaison […]

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A new approach to collecting data on the Critically Endangered and elusive Angelshark around the Welsh coast has proven successful. Crucial data, published in a paper on 05 July 2022, were primarily sourced by commercial, recreational and charter fishers across Wales and the Irish Sea in an approach co-designed by the fishing community and Angel […]

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The Wales Better River Quality Taskforce action plans have been launched, which will lead efforts to improve public understanding of storm overflows in Wales and their impact on river water quality. CCW – along with Afonydd Cymru – will be providing independent advice and scutinising the work of the taskforce, which includes Welsh Government, Natural Resources […]

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