The UK government is committed to protecting the marine environment, domestically and internationally. This ambition for healthy seas is set out in our 25 year Environment Plan.
There has been media coverage today regarding the EU’s change in approach to the import of live bivalve molluscs (LBMs). The coverage follows comments on this issue by the Environment Secretary to an evidence session of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.
The Government took action to end the practice of pulse trawling by EU and English-registered vessels in February 2019 which took effect at the end of the transition period.
The Scottish government and the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation have raised concerns over the UK-EU agreement.
Coverage of our latest future fisheries announcement and information on a tree pest outbreak in Kent.
Region coverage of the Wildlife Crime Enforcers' awards and coverage in the Today Programme on fisheries.
The Fisheries Bill passed its second reading in Parliament yesterday and will enter committee stage.
On the blog today, we highlight the recent debate in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords on banning Microbeads , look a the Environment Secretary’s plans to reduce plastic waste and finally we take a peek at the the festive cheer the EA have been spreading across the England's waterways.
On the blog today we cover the results of the EU Fisheries Council negotiations overnight on fishing quotas for the next 12 months, and further reaction to yesterday's publication of the Animal Welfare (sentencing and recognition of sentience) Bill.
On the blog today, we discuss young people in the fishing industry and the government’s crackdown on puppy farms.