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Closed – consultation on draft regulations for the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments

Consultation close: 6pm on 16 June 2021 The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are seeking views on the draft merchant shipping (control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments) regulations 2021 and associated guidance. These will implement the international convention for the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments into domestic law.

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Closed consultation: Amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regime for Offshore Oil and Gas Projects

Consultation closed 23:45 on 2 October 2020 The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy  is seeking views on proposed Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Unloading and Storage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2020 which would replace the Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipe-lines (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1999. The proposed regulations amend the offshore

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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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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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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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