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Open call for sponsors and partners of the London Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference

Open call for sponsors and partners of the London Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference

The Illegal Wildlife Trade Joint Unit is looking for sponsors and partners to help deliver the London Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference in October 2018.

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Emergency response prevents huge fish deaths at the River Mole

Emergency response prevents huge fish deaths at the River Mole

Specialist Environment Agency officers have been called into action to prevent widespread fish deaths at the River Mole near Gatwick Airport.

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£700 million South West food exports are vital to economic success

£700 million South West food exports are vital to economic success

Liz Truss visited Cornwall to herald the thriving food industry in the region and encourage more businesses to export world-leading Cornish foods abroad.

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Finance Bill 2018 19: government releases draft legislation

Finance Bill 2018 19: government releases draft legislation

This legislation, which implements tax policies announced in recent fiscal events, continues the governmentís commitment to a competitive and fair tax system.

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Coal Authority publishes Annual Report and Accounts 2017 18

Coal Authority publishes Annual Report and Accounts 2017 18

The Coal Authority publishes Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18.

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Water resources during hotter summer months

Water resources during hotter summer months

The Environment Agency is urging people to follow water company advice to use water wisely during these hotter summer months.

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Update on seasonal closure for North West queen scallop fishery

Update on seasonal closure for North West queen scallop fishery

Working group recommends voluntary closure of queen scallop fishery to protect stocks.

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Golden opportunity for Scottish fishing industry

Golden opportunity for Scottish fishing industry

Scotland Secretary predicts a bright future for Scottish coastal communities as the UK Government publishes a blueprint for fisheries.

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Ivory ban could protect hippos, walruses and narwhals

Ivory ban could protect hippos, walruses and narwhals

A consultation on extending the scope of the Ivory Bill to protect hippos, walruses and narwhals from the trade in ivory has been announced by the government.

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New cash to fight the illegal wildlife trade

New cash to fight the illegal wildlife trade

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced £4.5 million of new funding through the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund to tackle the criminals trafficking endangered species.

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Update on planned fishing effort reduction for North Sea nephrops

Update on planned fishing effort reduction for North Sea nephrops

A planned reduction to the catch limit for nephrops in the North Sea, including the Farne Deeps, has been cancelled following new scientific evidence

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Green Finance Institute and Financial Services Skills Taskforce unveiled

Green Finance Institute and Financial Services Skills Taskforce unveiled

The two announcements were made by the Chancellor in his Mansion House speech.

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Lord Duncan hails golden age of agricultural innovation at Royal Highland Show

Lord Duncan hails golden age of agricultural innovation at Royal Highland Show

Celebrating his first year in office, UK Government minister Lord Duncan will visit innovators and scientists leading the way in high-tech developments in agriculture at Scotlandís biggest agricultural event.

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Reduced fishing effort for area VII scallop fishery explained

Reduced fishing effort for area VII scallop fishery explained

From 1 July to 30 September 2018 the Western Waters scallop fishing effort is being limited to help avoid early closure.

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Reducing plastic waste in the environment: apply for funding

Reducing plastic waste in the environment: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £4 million to support innovative ideas that reduce persistent plastic waste in the environment through new alternatives.

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Natural Englandís chair announces retirement

Natural Englandís chair announces retirement

Natural Englandís chair Andrew Sells has announced his intention to retire in January 2019.

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Reduced limit for North Sea nephrops fishing explained

Reduced limit for North Sea nephrops fishing explained

From 1 July to 30 September 2018 the catch limit for nephrops in the Farne Deeps will be reduced to help protect stocks.

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Reduced limit for North Sea nephrops fishing explained

Reduced limit for North Sea nephrops fishing explained

From 1 July to 30 September 2018 the catch limit for nephrops in the Farne Deeps will be reduced to help protect stocks.

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Recreational anglers charged for breaching bass regulations

Recreational anglers charged for breaching bass regulations

Recreational anglers found guilty of fisheries offences in case brought by Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

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Minister for London visits Thames Tideway Tunnel as multibillion engineering project gets underway

Minister for London visits Thames Tideway Tunnel as multibillion engineering project gets underway

The scheme, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, will modernise Londonís ageing sewage system for 100 years.

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New tax measures to improve air quality

New tax measures to improve air quality

New proposals to increase the take up of low emission vans have been unveiled.

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South West Water fined for polluting Salcombe and Dartmouth

South West Water fined for polluting Salcombe and Dartmouth

Salty water entering the treatment system meant untreated sewage was being discharged numerous times.

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New environment law to deliver a Green Brexit

New environment law to deliver a Green Brexit

Environmental Principles and Governance Bill announced as consultation launches on new body to hold government to account.

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Master and vessel owner fined for fishing in Bass Nursery Area during closed period

Master and vessel owner fined for fishing in Bass Nursery Area during closed period

Master and vessel owner found guilty of fisheries offences in case brought by Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

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Air Quality Information Bulletin

Air Quality Information Bulletin

A high pressure system persisting over the UK has brought warm and still conditions today (7 May 2018), resulting in increased levels of ground ozone.

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Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation

Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation

Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation in the Eastern, North Western, North Eastern and Northumberland districts

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Sports industry can be top of the league in reducing plastic pollution

Sports industry can be top of the league in reducing plastic pollution

Representatives from the sports sector will explore how the industry can tackle marine plastic pollution.

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Blue Belt publication for schools launched

Blue Belt publication for schools launched

New Government publication introduces the Blue Belt Programme to secondary school children.

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Clean up work underway in Salisbury in next phase of recovery

Clean up work underway in Salisbury in next phase of recovery

Work is beginning in Salisbury to decontaminate potentially affected sites for the city and its visitors.

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Sellafield in conversation

Sellafield in conversation

Take a look at Sellafield through the eyes and voices of our employees.

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Statement on Ofwat and rebuilding public trust in the water sector

Statement on Ofwat and rebuilding public trust in the water sector

Environment Agency Chair's response to Ofwat's agenda for water companies

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Changes to the assessment economic link conditions

Changes to the assessment economic link conditions

Changes to the assessment economic link conditions

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English fishing vessels sought for trials which may help to reduce discards

English fishing vessels sought for trials which may help to reduce discards

The MMO is looking for English fishing vessels to take part in trials aiming to encourage more selective fishing activity

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Trust Your Vet on antibiotic treatment

Trust Your Vet on antibiotic treatment

A new antibiotic resistance campaign is encouraging pet owners to accept vet advice that antibiotics might not always be the remedy.

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New requirements for farmers to improve environment for all

New requirements for farmers to improve environment for all

New rules are now in force which will protect the water environment and save farmers money.

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Plastic purge: Defra Legal Advisers

Plastic purge: Defra Legal Advisers

GLD lawyers join the fight against plastic pollution.

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Transfer of marine regulation powers and changes to harbour regulations in Wales

Transfer of marine regulation powers and changes to harbour regulations in Wales

From 1 April 2018 marine regulation will transfer from the MMO to NRW and Harbour Orders in Wales will transfer from the MMO to the Welsh Government

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First tree planted in River Aire natural flood management pilot

First tree planted in River Aire natural flood management pilot

The first of 450 trees in a £500,000 natural flood management pilot scheme on the River Aire have been planted to reduce flood risk.

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New Seafish Chair announced

New Seafish Chair announced

Former deputy Chair and acting Chair Brian Young will now permanently take up the role.

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Nine beaches designated as bathing waters on the south coast

Nine beaches designated as bathing waters on the south coast

8 beaches in Cornwall and a beach in Bournemouth have been designated as bathing waters.

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Natural England Board members appointed

Natural England Board members appointed

The Secretary of State has appointed 5 members of the Board of Natural England.

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Litter Innovation Fund: Government backs new community projects

Litter Innovation Fund: Government backs new community projects

The first tranche of funding has been awarded to innovative litter-fighting projects across Britain

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Changes to processes for sediment sampling and analysis

Changes to processes for sediment sampling and analysis

Additional laboratories now validated to provide sediment sampling and analysis as part of the marine licensing process.

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Update on marine licence: disposal of dredged material at Sprey Point

Update on marine licence: disposal of dredged material at Sprey Point

The MMO has provided a further update on its work looking into concerns about Teignmouth beach.

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Devon dredging and disposal licence suspended

Devon dredging and disposal licence suspended

The MMO has announced it has suspended a marine licence for dredging and disposal of materials off the coast of Devon.

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