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Closed – Consultation – Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations (Fisheries White Paper)

Closes 12th September 2017 Defra has launched a consultation on the future of fisheries after Britain leaves the European Union. The ‘Fisheries White Paper’ sets out the proposals, some of which will apply to the whole of the UK and some of which will apply to England only. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP said “Today

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Closed – Consultation on Implementation of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (ILO 188) into UK Law

Closed 11:45 p.m. on the 12th January 2018 The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Work in Fishing Convention no. 188 (2007) came into force on 16th November 2017. It entitles all fishermen to written terms and conditions of employment (a fisherman’s work agreement) decent accommodation and food, medical care, regulated working time, repatriation, social protection and

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Catching or landing of berried lobsters and crawfish in England

The Marine Management Organisation has published new statutory guidance on berried lobsters and crawfish – i.e. those carrying eggs. The guidance states that from 1 October 2017 vessels registered in the UK must not fish for berried lobsters (Homarus gammarus) or crawfish (Palinurus elephas and Palinurus mauritanicus) within English waters and must not land lobsters or crawfish at English ports regardless

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Closed – Banning the use of microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products

Close of submissions of representations on the draft legislation: 15th October 2017. Defra has published the summary of responses to its consultation on banning the use of microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products. The draft legislation which will bring the ban into force in 2018 in England has also been published and representations can

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Carbon Dioxide Emmissions from Ships

New rules on monitoring emissions from ships will come into force from 1st January 2018, following recent agreement at European level. Ship owners will need to monitor emissions for each ship on a ‘per voyage’ basis and annually. The European Parliament formally adopted the proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on

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Closed consultation: European Nature Legislation

Closes 24th July 2015 The European Commission has recently launched a consultation on the EU Birds and Habitats Directives. The aim is to consider the existing legislation and its implementation to date i.e. whether the two Directives are still ‘fit for purpose’, and is being carried out as part of the Commission’s ‘fitness check’ as

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A new Framework Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Management?

On March 13 the European Commission launched a proposal to create a new Framework Directive to improve the planning of maritime activities at sea and the management of coastal areas. The proposal, in the form of a draft Directive, aims to establish a common European framework for maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management in EU Member States. 

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Marine & Coastal Policy in the UK

Here you can find links to useful legistlation, policy and evidence documents that are relevant to marine and coastal issues in the UK. UK-wide & England Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000 UK Marine Policy Statement The Marine Strategy Regulations 2010 UK Marine Science Strategy Fisheries 2027 - a long-term vision for

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