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Tyndal research paper into Offshore Aggregate induced Erosion

In the hope of getting some meaningful empirical research performed that would conclusively prove the impact that Offshore Aggregate Dredging is having upon our coastline, MARINET wrote to Mike Walkden and P.K. Stansby, authors of Tyndal Working Paper 97 ‘The effect of dredging off Great Yarmouth on the wave conditions and erosion of the North […]

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Erosion threatens Scroby windfarm stability

The continuing dredging of aggregate in close proximity to the Scroby wind turbines has brought about a considerable reduction to the Scroby Sandbank and loss of the seabed, to the extent that the wind turbines embedded nearby are now threatened with instability. Three years ago the deeply entrenched power line taking the generated power from […]

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Marinet provides here its comments submitted to the MMO, 26th September 2014, with respect to licence applications for Area 296 and Area 494

Area 296 and 494 Letter to MMO 26th Sept 2014

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Marinet provides the EU Commission with advice on the principles which should govern its review of MSFD Descriptor 3

We provide here a copy of the letter, dated 26th September 2014, which Marinet has sent to the EU Commission concerning the need for a “strong definition” of MSFD Descriptor 3 which governs commercial fish and shellfish stocks.

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Marinet provides ICES with full advice regarding the principles to be observed in the review of MSFD Descriptor 3

We provide here a copy of the letter, dated 13th September 2014, which Marinet sent to ICES in order to inform ICES of the scientific reasoning and need for a strong working definition of Descriptor 3 of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Descriptor 3 defines of “good environmental status” for commercial fish and shellfish stocks”.

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Marinet provides ICES with initial advice on the principles which need to be observed in the review of MSFD Descriptor 3

We provide here a copy of the advice, dated 29th August 2014, rendered by Marinet to ICES in connection with the workshop ICES ran on 4/5th September 2014 in response to a request from the EU Commission to ICES for advice concerning a review of the wording and working definition of MSFD Descriptor 3 which […]

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EU Commission informs Marinet of a “review” of MSFD Descriptors

We provide here a copy of the advice, dated 26th August 2014, supplied to Marinet by the EU Commission concerning its review of MSFD “good environmental status” Descriptors, and Descriptor 3 in particular which relates to commercial fish and shellfish stocks.

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Marinet paper to OSPAR, 12th September 2014, on Descriptor 3 (commercial fish and shellfish stocks) of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

We provide here a copy of the Marinet Agenda Paper present to the OSPARConvention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic made up of representatives of the Governments of the 15 signatory nations. ICG-MSFD meeting in London on 12th September 2014 which presents the case against moves to debase Descriptor 3, […]

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Pew Trust’s preliminary comments on “EU fishing opportunities 2015”

We provide here the full text of The Pew Charitable Trust’s “Preliminary Reaction to Commission’s Communication Concerning a Consultation on Fishing Opportunities for 2015 July 1st 2014.”

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Seal of Approval for Windfarms

Since their construction, the eighty-eight wind turbines of Sheringham ShoalA sandbank or sandbar that makes the water shallow windfarm off the North Norfolk Coast have come under fire from critics, some of them claiming that their views from Blakeney Point have been spoilt and others that they would inhibit the fishing and wildlife of the […]

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Sea Shepherd’s Capt. Paul Watson’s 7th July 2014 statement on whaling in the Faroe Islands

7th July, 2014 Note to All the Pro-Whale Murdering Sea Shepherd Haters in the Faroe Islands Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson Sea Shepherd is dedicated to eradicating the obscenity of whaling worldwide We don’t care what you call us, or what you think of us. All your name calling, lies, accusations and […]

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Bathing Water Results for 2013/2014

DEFRA’s Bathing Water Newsletter of June 2014 contains the Bathing water results of 2013, the findings for 2014, the European Commission Bathing Water Report of 2013 plus information about the implementation of the revised Bathing Water Directive. These can be seen on-line by going to: www.gov.uk/government/publications/bathing-waters-in-england-2013-compliance-report www.gov.uk/government/publications/bathing-waters-2013-projected-classifications-in-england http://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/water/status-and-monitoring/state-of-bathing-water/state/state-of-bathing-water and www.gov.uk/government/collections/bathing-waters

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Marine Implications of MAGNOX FED dissolution, June 2014

We provide here a copy of a paper, titled Marine Implications of MAGNOX FED dissolution, prepared for Marinet by marine pollution consultant, Tim Deere-Jones, dated June 2014. This paper reports on the nature of the new process designed to manage “fuel element debris” (FED) at the Magnox nuclear power stations at Dungeness (Kent), Bradwell (Essex) […]

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House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s 21st June 2014 report

We provide here the full text of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s 21st June 2014 report “Marine protected areas.” This Report is an important reference document, and contains electronic links to all the submissions and evidence submitted by interested parties to the Committee during the evidence sessions, both in person and by written […]

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Marinet Press Release 21st June 2014 – Importance of Co-Location

We provide here the text of the Marinet Press Release, dated 21st June 2014, about the importance of “co-location” and how it can be effectively delivered.

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BBC documentary on British whaling history

The BBC has produced, June 2014, a television documentary about Britain’s whaling history. It is supported by a number of short video films on its website. These are: “Whale products and whaling in the 18th and 19th Century”. Click here “Ships of the British whaling fleet in Antarctica”. Click here “Arrival at South Georgia” — […]

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Community participation in the SMP

An interesting treatise on community participation in adapting to the Shoreline Management Plan has been written by Chris Blunkell headed “Adapting to a changing coast” and subtitled ‘Informed, engaged and empowered? A thicker description of community participation in the setting of coastal policy in England and Wales‘. Chris summarised his research paper with “In 2007 […]

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How to Farm a Better Fish

We provide here a copy of the June 2014 National Geographic article on fish farming, titled “How to Farm a Better Fish”. This article looks at the issues surrounding fish farming, and possible developments which could make the industry environmentally sustainable. How to Farm a Better Fish National Geographic, June 2014 Source: www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/aquaculture By Joel […]

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Even more Marine Aggregate Dredging!

Despite the numerous protests made by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, the Parish Councils, MP Brandon Lewis, MARINET and the many individuals who responded opposing the application MLA/2013/00417 that was placed on Friday 1st. November 2013, seeking a licence to permit Volker Dredging to remove a further 22,500,000 tonnes of aggregate over the next 15 years […]

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Letter to Environmental Audit Committee of the House of Commons 24th April 2014 and additional NGO correspondence of 30th April 2014

We provide here the correspondence which follows up Marinet’s correspondence of 5th April 2014 with the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee. Specifically: Reply, dated 22nd April 2014, received from the Environmental Audit Committee. Further reply from Marinet, dated 24th April 2014, to the Environmental Audit Committee. This consists of: a: A covering letter from […]

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