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  • Perthnasoedd mewn contractau yn niwydiant cynnyrch ffres y Deyrnas Unedig

    Mae llywodraeth y Deyrnas Unedig wedi ymrwymo i fynd i'r afael ag annhegwch mewn contractau lle mae'n bodoli yn y gadwyn gyflenwi bwyd-amaeth. Yn Uwchgynhadledd y Deyrnas Unedig, O’r Fferm i’r Fforc, a gynhaliwyd yn Downing Street ar 16 Mai 2023 cyhoeddodd llywodraeth y Deyrnas Unedig adolygiad newydd o degwch yn y gadwyn gyflenwi garddwriaeth er mwyn helpu ffermwyr Prydain a gwella diogelwch bwyd. Mae hyn yn adeiladu ar yr adolygiadau sydd gennym ar y gweill yn barod gan ddefnyddio... More
    Closed 22 February 2024
  • Contractual relationships in the UK fresh produce industry

    The UK government is committed to tackling contractual unfairness where it exists in the agri-food supply chain. At the UK Farm to Fork Summit held at Downing Street on 16 May 2023 the UK government announced a new review into fairness in the horticulture supply chain to support British farmers and improve food security. This builds on the reviews we already have underway using powers under s.29 of the Agriculture Act 2020 to improve transparency and fair contractual dealing in the dairy and... More
    Closed 22 February 2024
  • Open Access Restriction at Lazy Knowe 2 – NY57628813 (case number 2023120083)

    The Forestry Commission is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the... More
    Closed 20 February 2024
  • Call for evidence – Stage 4 fishing in marine protected areas

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is seeking additional evidence and views to support Stage 4 of the assessment and management of fishing in offshore marine protected areas (MPAs). Stage 4 considers the impacts of fishing on offshore MPAs designated for highly mobile species: harbour porpoise and marine birds. Stage 4 is part of MMO’s work to assess and manage fishing activities for the protection of MPAs offshore of 6 nautical miles (nm) from... More
    Closed 13 February 2024
  • Open access restriction at Hemyock Common (case number 2013036672)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 12 February 2024
  • East Marine Plan Statement of Public Participation

    To start the process of replacing the East Inshore and East Offshore Marine Plans, the Marine Planning Team invites those interested to have their say in the East Marine Plan Statement of Public Participation consultation. The Sectary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) agreed with the Marine Management Organisations (MMO) recommendation made in 2022 to replace the East Marine Plans. The MMO and Defra will work together to develop the process to replace the East... More
    Closed 12 February 2024
  • Contractual relationships in the UK egg industry

    The UK government is committed to tackling contractual unfairness where it exists in the agri-food supply chain. At the UK Farm to Fork Summit held at Downing Street on 16 May 2023 we announced a new review into fairness in the egg supply chain. This builds on the reviews we already have underway using powers under s.29 Agriculture Act 2020 to improve transparency and fair contractual dealing in the dairy and pig sectors. The chicken egg sector has faced numerous significant... More
    Closed 22 December 2023
  • Perthynas gytundebol yn niwydiant wyau’r DU

    Mae llywodraeth y DU wedi ymrwymo i fynd i’r afael ag annhegwch mewn cytundebau lle mae’n bodoli yn y gadwyn gyflenwi bwyd-amaeth. Yn Uwchgynhadledd O’r Fferm i'r Fforc y DU a gynhaliwyd yn Stryd Downing ar 16 Mai 2023, fe wnaethom gyhoeddi adolygiad newydd i degwch yn y gadwyn cyflenwi wyau. Mae’n adeiladu ar yr adolygiadau sydd eisoes ar waith gan ddefnyddio pwerau o dan a.29 o Ddeddf Amaethyddiaeth 2020 i wella tryloywder a threfniadau cytundebol teg yn y sectorau llaeth a moch.... More
    Closed 22 December 2023
  • Open access restriction at Axe sluice to old ferry crossing point (case number 2022049667)

    Natural England are seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the... More
    Closed 18 December 2023
  • Consultation on the review of the Crematoria Guidance PGN(5/12)

    This consultation seeks views on the proposed new guidance that will replace the existing crematoria guidance PG5/2(12). The proposed new guidance is included in Annex A of this document. The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland have worked with industry and regulators, and have developed a number of measures that will further emissions from crematoria. These measures... More
    Closed 3 December 2023
  • Consultation on the proposed ban of the manufacture supply and sale of wet wipes containing plastic

    The UK Government, Welsh Government, Scottish Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland are all committed to tackling plastic pollution and its impact on our environment, economy and health. Our goal is to maximise resource efficiency and minimise plastic waste, by following the principles of the waste hierarchy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This includes moving away from a take, make, waste model and towards a circular economy for plastic.... More
    Closed 25 November 2023
  • Consultation on additional policies related to Simpler Recycling in England

    Following support at public consultation, the Environment Act 2021 amended the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to include new requirements relating to the separate collection of waste in England. In 2021 the government consulted on the detail to go into regulations, including on the materials in scope of collection, exemptions, and implementation dates. This consultation seeks views on related policies regarding the collection of waste from non-domestic premises and information to... More
    Closed 20 November 2023
  • Changes to Bovine Identification, Registration, and Movement in England

    An effective cattle [1] traceability system is essential to control the spread of infectious diseases. Failure to do so can have a devastating impact on the economy, international trade, and public health. The Foot and Mouth outbreak of 2001 resulted in over 6 million cattle and sheep being culled and was estimated to have cost the UK economy £8 billion [2] . When we can identify and trace cattle to a location, we have... More
    Closed 15 November 2023
  • Open access restriction at West Dart River Valley (case number 2005050806)

    Dartmoor National Park Authority is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to... More
    Closed 15 November 2023
  • Consultation on a WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology 2023

    The UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 establish a system in which producers of equipment are required to finance the cost of collection, treatment, recovery and recycling of WEEE arising from private households. The WEEE Regulations establish a system of annual collection targets that are imposed on producer compliance schemes (PCSs). The Secretary of State has discretionary powers to approve a compliance fee methodology as an alternative form of compliance... More
    Closed 13 November 2023
  • Open access restriction at Severn Wells Down (case number 2008100061)

    Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at this site. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) gives a public right of access to land mapped as ‘open country’ (mountain, moor, heath and down) or registered common land. These areas are known as ‘open access land’. Much of the ‘coastal margin’ of the England Coast Path is also open access land under the same Act. Landowners have the right to apply to the relevant... More
    Closed 13 November 2023
  • Discards reform

    Discarding is when unwanted catches of fish are thrown back to sea, dead or alive, during commercial fishing operations. This is a complex problem with no easy solution. There is a discarding ban in place, called the landing obligation, but it has not been effective in changing fishing practices. We need a different approach. The discards reform consultation sets out proposals to change the way we manage discards in England. This will contribute to achieving the bycatch objective of... More
    Closed 9 October 2023
  • Remote electronic monitoring

    Proposals for expanding the use of remote electronic monitoring in English waters This consultation launches Defra’s vision for expanding the use of remote electronic monitoring in English waters. It proposes an approach to the long-term adoption of remote electronic monitoring that moves from pilots to fishery wide implementation alongside policy reforms such as Fisheries Management Plans and a new approach to managing discards . It is part of an ongoing package of... More
    Closed 9 October 2023
  • Consultation on the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging and Packaging Waste) Regulations 2024

    Following consultations in 2019 and 2021, the UK Government and Devolved Administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales confirmed in March 2022 the proposals to introduce Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging. Since then, we have been working to develop the draft Regulations which will introduce the measures set out in the Government Response of March 2022. We remain committed to introducing measures that work for business, local government, the... More
    Closed 9 October 2023
  • Consultation on the proposed Channel Demersal Non-Quota Species Fisheries Management Plan

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the proposed Channel Demersal Non Quota Species Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) and the policies and proposed measures it contains.  We are also seeking your views on the likely environmental impacts of the FMP set out in the environmental report. Nineteen demersal non quota species (NQS) were prioritised for an FMP due to their vulnerability to over-exploitation, the economic value of the fisheries and a lack of evidence to... More
    Closed 1 October 2023
  • Consultation on the proposed Seabass Fisheries Management Plan. Ymgynghoriad ar y Cynllun Rheoli Pysgodfa arfaethedig ar gyfer Draenogiaid Môr

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the proposed Bass Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) and the policies and proposed measures it contains. We are also seeking your views on the likely environmental impacts of the Bass FMP set out in the environmental report. Bass contributes culturally, socially, and economically to coastal communities through, for example, employment and recreational fishing interests. However, a combination of overfishing and poor year class... More
    Closed 1 October 2023
  • Consultation on the proposed Whelk Fisheries Management Plan

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the proposed Whelk Fisheries Management Plan (FMP), its policies and proposed measures. We are also seeking your views on the likely environmental impacts of the whelk FMP set out in the environmental report. Whelks were prioritised for an FMP due to the stock’s vulnerability to over-exploitation, the economic value of the fishery and a lack of evidence to properly assess and monitor the state of the stock.  The Whelk... More
    Closed 1 October 2023
  • Consultation on the proposed Crab and Lobster Fisheries Management Plan

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the proposed Crab and Lobster Fisheries Management Plan (FMP), the policies and proposed measures it contains. We are also seeking your views on the likely environmental impacts of the Crab and Lobster FMP set out in the environmental report. The FMP has been prioritised for early development due to the vulnerability of these stocks to over-exploitation, their economic value, and the need for more evidence and... More
    Closed 1 October 2023
  • Consultation on the proposed King Scallop Fisheries Management Plan. Ymgynghoriad ar y Cynllun Rheoli Pysgodfa arfaethedig ar gyfer Cregyn y Brenin

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the proposed King Scallop Fisheries Management Plan (FMP), its policies and proposed measures. We are also seeking your views on the likely environmental impacts of the King Scallop FMP set out in the environmental report. King scallops have been prioritised due to the stock’s vulnerability to over-exploitation, the economic value of the fishery and a lack of evidence to properly assess and monitor the state of the stock.  ... More
    Closed 1 October 2023
  • Consultation on the proposed Southern North Sea and Eastern Channel Mixed Flatfish Fisheries Management Plan (FMP)

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the proposed Southern North Sea and Eastern Channel mixed Flatfish Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) and the policies and proposed measures it contains. We are also seeking your views on the likely environmental impacts of the FMP set out in the environmental report.  The Flatfish FMP applies to lemon sole, witch, turbot, brill, dab, flounder, Atlantic halibut, plaice and sole in English waters within International Council for... More
    Closed 1 October 2023
  • Consultation on Protecting Hedgerows

    Hedgerows are important ecological building blocks across our landscapes. They provide habitat, act as wildlife corridors, slow soil erosion and water run-off, support crop pollinators and sequester carbon. As we replace the EU’s land-based subsidies with our new farming schemes, we also move away from cross compliance regulation. We are improving the way farm regulation works to make it fairer, clearer and more proportionate and effective, while working in partnership with... More
    Closed 20 September 2023
  • Formal Consultation - MMO management of fishing activity impacts in highly protected marine areas

    Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is consulting on a proposed byelaw to prohibit fishing activity to protect and allow full recovery of all species and habitats and associated ecosystem processes in the following three English highly protected marine areas (HPMAs). Allonby Bay Dolphin Head North East of Farnes Deep Questions to consider Please provide us with any information you feel could be... More
    Closed 14 September 2023
  • Permitting regimes for the recreational targeting of bluefin tuna in UK waters

    We are seeking your views on the design of UK permitting regimes for the recreational fishing of Eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna. More
    Closed 4 September 2023
  • Fisheries: Proposed removal of the quota finfish licence cap on English 10 metre and under vessels

    Just under a quarter of English registered 10 metre and under (u10m) vessels are subject to a limit, or cap, of 350kg on the amount of finfish quota species they can fish per annum. The cap was introduced to help manage the utilisation of quota available to this section of the fleet who fish for quota species from the u10m quota pool. In recent years the level of quota in the pool has increased, partly as a result of Brexit, with the pool not being fully utilised. Licence capping is... More
    Closed 30 August 2023
  • Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan Consultation

    The government has set out its intention to ensure action is taken to address all storm overflows from water companies wholly or mainly in England. This follows an announcement from the Secretary of State on 20 February 2023 requiring individual action plans on all storm overflows, including coastal and estuarine overflows. We are now consulting further on the expansion of the Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan to cover coastal and estuarine waters, which had not been specifically... More
    Closed 24 July 2023
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