Marine regulator's powers to be enhanced under new fisheries bill

First signs of new fisheries bill show environmental sustainability is being placed at the centre of government plans, according to experts

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Important sustainability objectives appear to have been included, experts say

First signs of new fisheries bill show environmental sustainability is being placed at the centre of government plans, according to experts.

The Fisheries Bill 2017-19, laid before parliament today, will extend powers to the Marine Management Organisation, which is in charge of licensing and regulating marine activities in the seas around England.

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