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).
Suzannah Walmsley, a recognised fisheries and marine policy specialist at ABPmer, is helping the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to develop tools to support the future management of fisheries in the NE Atlantic Region.
Notwithstanding strong regulation of development in the marine environment and some notable successes in managing the impacts of marine activities, the UK still remains some way from achieving its vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas.
The summer months in the UK often create ideal conditions for plankton blooms. Warm weather, increased sunlight and high level of nutrients at the sea surface provide the perfect growing conditions.