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.
Biosecurity Plans have been a condition of several recent marine licences issued by British regulators (a new development).
Last week it was reported that a grieving mother orca carried her dead calf for four days near Vancouver Island, Canada, refusing to leave it behind as her pod left the area.
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.
Marine biosecurity plans are becoming a recognised tool to protect waters, habitats and infrastructure from the potentially damaging effects of marine invasive non-native species (INNS).
Research undertaken by ABPmer on behalf of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to consider future potential governance arrangements for fisheries in the N.E. Atlantic region is now available.
Stephen Hull, Director at ABPmer, will be speaking at the International Conference on Sea Lettuce Management in Jersey today (6 October).