Archive for February, 2010

Discards – PhD Opportunity

Discards – PhD Opportunity

Discarding in UK Commercial Fisheries School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia Prof A Grant (Project Supervisor) Worldwide, in excess of 7 million tonnes of fish are discarded by commercial fisheries. In the seas to the south and west of the UK, for example, more than 60% of individuals caught are discarded without being […]

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EU need to prioritise CITES designations

EU need to prioritise CITES designations

Elephants, sharks, bluefin tuna and polar bears will be high on the agenda at the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) meeting in Doha, Qatar, 13-25 March. The EU could have a powerful presence if member states can agree on their priorities, as with 27 member countries, the […]

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Sea Angling and the CFP – update

Sea Angling and the CFP – update

You may remember the furore when Recreational Sea Anglers (RSA) found them selves in the firing line for a series off ill thought out proposals intended to bring RSA into the Common Fisheries Policy. The wheeling and dealing has finally finished regarding the Control regulations. Article 55 (the old Art47 came into affect from January […]

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New research organisation

New research organisation

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) announces the creation of a new, national research organisation that will work in partnership with the UK marine research community to deliver integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean. The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will be formed by bringing together the NERC Proudman Oceanographic […]

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