With the UK poised to leave the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and become an independent coastal state under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), increasing attention is being paid to the international arrangements for fisheries management and access.
The latest Health Check Trends for the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC) report has been published by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The annual report highlights areas found to require improvement as well as offering examples of good practice.
We are delighted to report that work has now started on the final phase of the RSPB’s major coastal wetland restoration initiative on Wallasea Island (Essex).
Grab sampling is often used for understanding subtidal seabed sediments. It involves collecting samples from a boat with a grab that is lowered to the bed of the waterbody to collect a sample of the sediment present. It can be used to acquire samples for contaminant and particle size analysis and for infaunal biological sampling.
On 16 May 2017, the new amended Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (2014/52/EU) was implemented into UK law. With these new regulations came a range of useful reviews about the changes.
Marine Scotland recently published its three year review of implementation of Scotland’s National Marine Plan. The review is a statutory requirement exploring the effects of plan policies, the effectiveness of plan policies and progress in securing plan objectives.
The Weibull distribution is used to extrapolate from available data to gain an insight into the possible magnitude of rare events.
Undertaking an activity or planning a development whether at the coast or further offshore often leads to stepping through a minefield of consents, licences and permissions.
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