The annual Health Check Trends review has recently been released by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, highlighting improvements, best practice and ongoing issues identified at seven ports last year.
UK marine habitats and species continue to experience some notable declines. This represents a serious failure of existing marine conservation policy and practice.
As a general rule, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and associated Environmental Statements (ESs) have tended to grow in length and complexity over the years and this can place an extra burden on those charged with preparing and reviewing them.
ABPmer’s weather downtime calculator has increasingly become the go-to tool to understand and manage the risk working offshore brings.
Suzannah Walmsley, ABPmer Fisheries specialist, will be speaking at the Scottish Seafood Summit on Wednesday 27 March. Hosted by leading industry body Seafish, the Summit will provide insight and debate on the impact of the UK’s exit of the European Union to the seafood industry.
On 3 October 2018, RSBP Scotland completed a new realignment project at their Skinflats nature reserve on the Firth of Forth. The final stage of this work involved excavating a 25m-wide breach in the seawall.
Biosecurity Plans have been a condition of several recent marine licences issued by British regulators (a new development).
GIS software packages provide a wide variety of predefined colour palettes and options for user-created colour schemes in mapping. However, such easy access to the full colour spectrum can introduce problems that undermine the core purpose of the map in communicating information.
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