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Reef to protect endangered UK crayfish

Reef to protect endangered UK crayfish

Torbay-based ARC Marine is building the world’s first modular artificial reef at Vobster Quay, an inland water site and former quarry, near Radstock, Somerset in order to help save the UK’s endangered white-clawed freshwater crayfish. The company is seeking crowd funding for the project and asking the public to... read more »

Brexit blueprint for sustainable seas

Brexit blueprint for sustainable seas

ABPmer have written a paper to explore the issues for the marine environment following Brexit, and stimulate debate about Brexit opportunities. The views expressed are solely those of the author, but is interesting to consider the possibilities as well as the downsides of how the coast and marine environment could be... read more »

Coastal Flood Forecasting

Coastal Flood Forecasting

The Environment Agency has published a new document entitled 'Coastal flood forecasting: a good practice framework '. The report sets out a good practice framework for the development of future coastal flood forecasting systems. It examines the components that typically make up a coastal flood forecasting system, such as... read more »

Positive growth for seafood in 2016

Positive growth for seafood in 2016

Throughout the austerity period seafood has struggled to compete with other proteins, partly due to its high average price. However, last year as the UK slowly but steadily continued to move out of austerity, seafood started to recover with foodservice sales back in full growth by December 2015 and... read more »

National Flood Resilience Review

National Flood Resilience Review

Following the devastating effects of record rainfall and extreme flood events last winter, the government has issued a national flood resilience review to assess how the country can be better protected from future flooding and extreme weather events. The stress testing of their modelling and flood risk maps carried out as part... read more »

Creating Coastal Powerhouses

Creating Coastal Powerhouses

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has asked the government to deliver a comprehensive strategy to attract the investment which our coastal communities need to reach their full economic and social potential. The BHA calls for a Seaside Tsar to be appointed to help Britain’s forgotten seaside towns fight back from decades of decay according to new... read more »

Water Situation Report South East

Water Situation Report South East

The Environment Agency routinely measure, monitor and report on a range of hydrological parameters to assess the water situation across England, including the Solent and Arun areas. They do this using their own hydrometric data, together with data provided by the Met Office and water companies. They do this for: the... read more »

Local Nature Partnerships

Local Nature Partnerships

Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs) are partnerships of a broad range of local organisations, businesses and people who aim to help bring about improvements in their local natural environment. LNPs work  strategically to help their local area manage the natural environment. They aim to make... read more »

Coastal Communities Fund Report

Coastal Communities Fund Report

Our coastal communities are vital to the country’s economy, but they face unique challenges in unlocking their growth potential. That includes renewing the traditional seasonal seaside economy to meet new patterns of visitor demand, as well as encouraging more investment in new high value sectors like marine technology, offshore... read more »

Record breaking temperatures

Record breaking temperatures

Global temperatures in February smashed previous monthly records by an unprecedented amount, according to Nasa data. The global surface temperatures across land and ocean in February were 1.35C warmer than the average temperature for the month, from the baseline period of 1951-1980. The global record was set just... read more »

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