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Consultation on Salmon Fisheries

Closes 9th October. The Environment Agency is holding a consultation on management of salmon fisheries in England and on the Border Esk. The consultation seeks views on the impacts and benefits of options that have been developed to reduce exploitation of salmon in coasts, estuaries and rivers, together with any further suggestions for reducing exploitation. Salmon

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National Flood Resilience Review Published

The Government’s National Flood Resilience Review has recently been published. The review includes: £12.5 million for new temporary defences, such as barriers and high volume pumps, at seven strategic locations around the country. By this winter, the Environment Agency (EA) will have four times more temporary barriers than last year. Utility companies’ commitment to increase flood protection

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Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) News – May 2016

The newsletter for the Defra, Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh Government Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Research and Development programme for May has been published and covers the following topics: Policy, Strategy & Investment Catchment process modelling The costs and impacts of the 2013-14 winter floods Public dialogues on flood risk

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Updating the Cost of Storm and Flood Events

By reflecting on the cost of storms which affected England and Wales from winter 2013 to 2014, the Environment Agency has been able to update their rapid cost calculator which aims to provide a better estimation of the economic and financial costs of future storm events. The best cost estimate from the winter of 2013 to 2014 was

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Updated River Basin Management Plans Published

The Environment Agency, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales have published the updated River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) following the 2014-15 consultation. These set out priorities for protection and improvement of the water environment to achieve good ecological status in accordance with the requirements of the Water Framework Directive. Links to the plans

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2015 Bathing Water Results Published

Defra has published the 2015 Bathing Waters Compliance Report. New, tougher bathing water standards are now in place with 4 categories: poor, sufficient, good and excellent. In total 624 freshwater, estuarine and coastal bathing waters (waters officially designated for bathing) were monitored across the UK with 415 in England, 102 in Wales, 84 in Scotland and 23 in

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Member Vacancies on the North Western Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority

Application deadline: 28th August The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently recruiting members for 3 IFCAs – North Western, North Eastern and Northumberland. The MMO is responsible for appointing local people with relevant expertise to IFCA committees. MMO appointees make up roughly half of IFCA committee membership and are appointed on a voluntary basis. IFCAs

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Managing flood and coastal erosion risk: April 2014 to March 2015

The Environment has published their fourth annual national flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) report for England. The reported year saw the largest programme of capital works completed in any one year, with 111 new flood and coastal risk management schemes, reducing flood risk for 31,700 households and reducing coastal erosion risk for a

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Environment Agency publishes report – Quantifying the benefits of flood risk management actions and advice

The Environment Agency has an obligation to protect and improve the environment making it a better place for people and wildlife. As part of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Research and Development Programme, the Environment Agency has published a report entitled “Quantifying the benefits of flood risk management actions and advice”. The report assesses

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European Environment Agency publishes report – The European Environment: State and Outlook 2015

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has recently published a report entitled “The European Environment –State and Outlook 2015”. The synthesis report provides a look into future implementation of European environmental policy between 2015 -2010, and summarises the European environment’s (terrestrial and marine) state, trends and prospects. For more information follow the link here.