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UK government backs seafood businesses with £1m boost to reach new and international markets

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A close up of fish caught in crates on a fishing port.

On Saturday 7th May, the UK government announced a £1m seafood export package to promote UK seafood in new and existing markets overseas. The package received coverage in Western Morning News and Fish Focus as well as international outlets, The …

Bathing water status for Isle of Wight and Oxford swimming spots

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Bathers at Wolvercote Mill Stream, Oxford

There has been widespread positive coverage today in The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent, BBC News and Sky News of Defra’s announcement that part of the Wolvercote Mill Stream at Port Meadow, Oxford, and the East Cowes Esplanade …

Six-year programme of flood protection work exceeds targets after £2.6 billion investment

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There has been widespread positive regional coverage of our publication of the assessment of the 2015-2021 flood and coastal defence capital investment programme – revealing how this £2.6 billion six-year programme of work exceeded its original targets by 14,000 with …

Countryfile showcases Natural England’s seagrass restoration project

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Last night’s episode (Sunday 10th April) of BBC Countryfile was a ‘Plant Britain by the Sea’ special and featured Natural England’s work to restore seagrass. Fiona Crouch, from Natural England, explained to presenter, Ellie Harrison, why seagrass is so incredible. …