Today, 5 September, a constructive meeting was held in London between industry representatives from Britain and France on scallop fishing in the English Channel.
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Today we report on the confirmed sighting of an Asian Hornet in Cornwall and we look at coverage of business plans announced by UK water companies.
Last Friday, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey visited the North West of England to met with the local Environment Agency (EA) team and representatives from United Utilities (UU) to discuss the effects that dry weather has had on the regions water supply.
Darwin Plus and British Overseas Territories There has been coverage today in the Daily Telegraph of funding for conservation projects on the Falkland Islands. Darwin Plus provides around £3 million of funding annually to environmental projects in UK Overseas Territories …
Impact of the dry weather on farmers There has been media coverage over the weekend and today about calls for the Government to do more to help farmers affected by the hot weather. We understand the pressures that farmers are …
The Sunday Times today inaccurately reports a British vessel had been intercepted by the French navy and claims falsely it may have been boarded. We are responding this morning as Defra press office was not contacted regarding this claim. The …
Government confirms plans to extend plastic bag charge to all retailers
Boost in income and output for English farmers Farming income and gross output in England has risen significantly for 2017, with Total Income from Farming (TIFF) now standing at £4,077 million – an increase of 41% from 2016 - and …
Continued coverage of tensions over scallop fishing National newspaper coverage that UK vessels fishing legally for scallops in the Bay of Seine were met with aggression by French fishermen has continued today (30 August). Defra are in contact with the …
Scallop fishing in the English Channel There has been widespread national coverage regarding a recent dispute between UK and French fishermen over access to scallop fishing in the Baie de Seine area of the English Channel. Reports of aggression and …
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