There has been widespread coverage in The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent and on BBC News Northern Ireland following our announcement that sets out further steps to deliver a thriving, sustainable fishing industry and healthy marine environment for generations to come. …
The first three marine areas have now been given Highly Protected Marine Area status in English waters, which will aim to protect their marine ecosystems for generations to come. Species and habitats found at the sites will benefit from the highest levels of protection against human activities such as dredging and trawling. The designated sites are Allonby Bay, North East of Farnes Deep and Dolphin Head.
Today (Monday 3 July), the BBC reported there have been unprecedented fish deaths in rivers due to record hot temperatures in June. The piece highlights that the Environment Agency has received more reports of dead fish than the same time …
In today's blog we look at coverage of our announcement of up to £23m to support fishing businesses.
In today's blog we look at coverage of the Marine Conservation Society's report on the impact of bottom trawling on Marine Protected Areas.
Further coverage of the Clean Air Strategy and a consultation on the future of the close season for coarse fishing.
The Fisheries Bill passed its second reading in Parliament yesterday and will enter committee stage.
On the blog today we cover Defra's funding to tackle poaching in Malawi, the Environment Agency's work to boost Barbel numbers and highlight the Government's TB eradication strategy.