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Coverage of the Government and Devolved Governments' announcement that they are seeking views on the Joint Fisheries Statement

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Some of the fishing trawlers of the Brixham fleet in harbour

On the 18th of January we announced that the UK Government and Devolved Governments are now seeking views on the Joint Fisheries Statement (JFS). The JFS sets out the legally binding policies which the UK Government and Devolved Governments will follow, at a UK level and individually, as they work together to deliver world-class sustainable fisheries and aquaculture management.

Environment Secretary George Eustice joins Dame Joanna Lumley ahead of trials to reduce underwater noise

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Picture of Environment Secretary George Eustice joined Dame Joanna Lumley at Alford’s Technologies in Somerset

Yesterday (13 January), Environment Secretary George Eustice joined Dame Joanna Lumley at Alford’s Technologies to observe a demonstration of high order detonation (explosion) and low order deflagration methods of removing unexploded ordnance (munitions). This received coverage in the Express, Sun, Daily Mail and on ITV News.