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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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Peatlands to be restored in the North West

Peatlands to be restored in the North West

Environment Agency secures £160,000 to restore peatlands across Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire

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Farm inspection review announced

Farm inspection review announced

A comprehensive review of farm inspections to remove bureaucratic burdens placed on farmers has been announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove today.

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‘Far too many serious pollution incidents’ says Environment Agency water quality report

‘Far too many serious pollution incidents’ says Environment Agency water quality report

Environment Agency publishes State of the Environment: Water Quality report

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Environment Minister visits North America to turn tide on marine plastic

Environment Minister visits North America to turn tide on marine plastic

Thérèse Coffey meets Canadian and American counterparts to discuss marine pollution objectives.

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Enforcement Undertakings accepted from United Utilities

Enforcement Undertakings accepted from United Utilities

Environment Agency secures £155,000 in charitable donations through Enforcement Undertakings following pollution incidents

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Update on investigation into Whitstable oyster farm activity

Update on investigation into Whitstable oyster farm activity

The MMO has concluded its investigation into alleged unlicensed marine activity in Whitstable, Kent.

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Guidance on 2018 bass fishing published

Guidance on 2018 bass fishing published

The MMO has published guidance on bass fishing in 2018

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Have your say on marine planning in England

Have your say on marine planning in England

Consultation workshops taking place soon

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Human skull found by dog walker sheds light on Somerset's history

Human skull found by dog walker sheds light on Somerset's history

The Environment Agency lowered water levels which revealed well-preserved clues about Somerset's heritage and wetlands.

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Boston Barrier tidal flood defence construction begins

Boston Barrier tidal flood defence construction begins

The Floods Minister has marked the start of works on the Boston Barrier, a £100 million tidal flood defence which will protect 14,000 Lincolnshire properties.

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Collaborating to support marine licence applications from the subsea cable sector

Collaborating to support marine licence applications from the subsea cable sector

Desk note developed to support marine licence applications

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Collaborating to support marine licence applications from the subsea cable sector

Collaborating to support marine licence applications from the subsea cable sector

Desk note developed to support marine licence applications

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CC Haulage & Sons Ltd to pay £109,000 for dumping on Devon farms

CC Haulage & Sons Ltd to pay £109,000 for dumping on Devon farms

Crediton firm admits it should have checked farmers had necessary permits to accept the waste from building and construction sites.

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Bat conservation panel appointed

Bat conservation panel appointed

Bat Expert Panel will help shape future bat conservation.

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Update on latent capacity fishing licence monitoring

Update on latent capacity fishing licence monitoring

Reminder for fishermen whose licences were monitored as part of the 2015 capping exercise.

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New Countryside Stewardship Offers open for applications

New Countryside Stewardship Offers open for applications

New Countryside Stewardship Offers introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect wildlife and enhance the environment

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Prime Minister launches 25 Year Environment Plan

Prime Minister launches 25 Year Environment Plan

Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within a quarter of a century.

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Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) chair appointments

Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) chair appointments

The RFCC chair appointments have been announced

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New Northern Forest gets Government backing

New Northern Forest gets Government backing

The Prime Minister has announced plans for a new Northern Forest as part of the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan

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MMO board member Tony Delahunty awarded OBE

MMO board member Tony Delahunty awarded OBE

Tony Delahunty has been made Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the fishing industry in the New Year’s honours list.

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Blue Belt representatives to visit Tristan da Cunha and St Helena

Blue Belt representatives to visit Tristan da Cunha and St Helena

Senior representatives from the UK Government’s Blue Belt Programme are visiting Tristan da Cunha and St Helena in January 2018.

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More frequent cattle testing to boost fight against bovine TB

More frequent cattle testing to boost fight against bovine TB

Grants for badger vaccination schemes and six-monthly testing in high risk areas will help to prevent disease and catch it more quickly.

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Consultation on fees for marine licences

Consultation on fees for marine licences

Views sought on changing costs associated with marine licence applications.

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Flood defence milestone: 100,000 more properties better protected

Flood defence milestone: 100,000 more properties better protected

100,000 more properties across the country are now better protected from flooding thanks to the 350 new flood schemes that have been built since April 2015.

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Fish merchant fined for fisheries offences

Fish merchant fined for fisheries offences

Fish merchant charged with fisheries offences in case brought by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

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New Blue Belt stakeholder newsletter published

New Blue Belt stakeholder newsletter published

The Blue Belt programme has published a stakeholder newsletter providing an update on recent work projects.

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MMO announce 2018 panel dates for the EMFF scheme in England

MMO announce 2018 panel dates for the EMFF scheme in England

The MMO is pleased to confirm the dates for European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) panels for 2018.

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Hilary Florek appointed Chair of the Marine Management Organisation

Hilary Florek appointed Chair of the Marine Management Organisation

Hilary Florek has been confirmed as the new Chair of the Marine Management Organisation.

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Landmark for English Channel electricity link project

Landmark for English Channel electricity link project

IFA2 interconnector will run from France to England

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Environment Secretary backs release of Beavers in Forest of Dean

Environment Secretary backs release of Beavers in Forest of Dean

Forestry Commission plans to release four beavers in the Forest of Dean have been approved by Natural England and are backed by Michael Gove.

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Global commitment at United Nations Assembly to reduce pollution

Global commitment at United Nations Assembly to reduce pollution

The UK is one of a number of nations to sign a resolution to help reduce the amount of plastic in the world's seas.

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Master and vessel owner fined £29,000 for fisheries offences

Master and vessel owner fined £29,000 for fisheries offences

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

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Joint Nature Conservation Committee Members reappointed

Joint Nature Conservation Committee Members reappointed

Professor Ian Bateman and Professor Colin Galbraith have been reappointed as Independent Members of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).

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Multi Agency Flood Plan (MAFP) Review: Terms of Reference

Multi Agency Flood Plan (MAFP) Review: Terms of Reference

Defra and the Environment Agency will be undertaking a review of multi-agency flood plans produced by local resilience forums.

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Undulate ray survey – VIId

Undulate ray survey – VIId

Undulate ray scientific research quota available.

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Funding available in England towards replacing fishing vessel engines

Funding available in England towards replacing fishing vessel engines

Through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) funding is now available in England towards replacing of engines on fishing vessels.

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UK to host global conference to crack down on wildlife crime

UK to host global conference to crack down on wildlife crime

Ministers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and affected countries work together to stamp out wildlife crime at the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference.

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Flood risk this weekend

Flood risk this weekend

Strong winds across southern and western England on Friday and into Saturday will coincide with high tides.

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Brown trout return to Newcastle under Lyme

Brown trout return to Newcastle under Lyme

The Environment Agency has revealed that brown trout, which haven’t been seen in the Lyme Brook for many years, have returned to Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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