Fish farmer Brian Dobson loses High Court compensation case – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2013 in compensation, costs, fisheries, news by tracey

“A fish farmer who said his carp were eaten by otters has lost his £2m damages claim. Brian Dobson, 60, sued the Environment Agency after his business was ruined when an ‘otter haven’ was set up close to his fish farm near Bangor, Gwynedd.”

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BBC News, 28th February 2013

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Britain faces UN tribunal over Chagos Islands marine reserve – The Guardian

“Britain’s colonial-era decision to sever an Indian Ocean archipelago from Mauritius and turn it into a US military base will have to be justified before an international tribunal – a process that could lead to the return of the islands’ exiled inhabitants.”

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The Guardian, 28th January 2013

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Bloomsbury International Ltd and others v Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Sea Fish Industry Authority intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted June 17th, 2011 in EC law, fisheries, law reports, regulations, ultra vires by sally

Bloomsbury International Ltd and others v Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Sea Fish Industry Authority intervening) [2011] UKSC 25; [2011] WLR (D) 195

“The power conferred on the Sea Fish Industry Authority under the Fisheries Act 1981 to impose a levy in respect of sea fish and sea fish products landed in the United Kingdom extended to sea fish or parts of sea fish first brought to land outside the United Kingdom and only later imported into the United Kingdom. The levy so imposed, pursuant to the Sea Fish Industry Authority (Levy) Regulations 1995 Confirmatory Order 1996, constituted an internal tax under article 110FEU, not a charge having equivalent effect to customs duty contrary to articles 28FEU and 30FEU, and was accordingly lawful.”

WLR Daily, 15th June 2011

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Bloomsbury International Ltd and others v Sea Fish Industry Authority and another – WLR Daily

Posted March 22nd, 2010 in appeals, fisheries, law reports, ultra vires by sally

Bloomsbury International Ltd and others v Sea Fish Industry Authority and another [2010] EWCA Civ 263; [2010] WLR (D)

“The Sea Fish Industry Authority (Levy) Regulations 1995, which empowered the Sea Fish Industry Authority to treat sea fish and sea fish products imported from a member state of the European Union as ‘landed’ in the United Kingdom for the purpose of imposing levies upon them, were ultra vires s 4 of the Fisheries Act 1981 and contravened arts 28 and 30 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (‘TFEU’).”

WLR Daily, 19th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Two stars of BBC’s Trawlermen series jailed in illegal fishing case – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2009 in fisheries, news by sally

“Two stars of the BBC’s Trawlermen series have been jailed and fined £370,000 after they landed fish illegally.”

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2009

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Isle of Anglesey County Council and another v Welsh Ministries and others – WLR Daily

Posted February 24th, 2009 in Crown, fisheries, law reports, ultra vires by sally

Isle of Anglesey County Council and another v Welsh Ministries and others [2009] EWCA Civ 94; [2009] WLR (D) 66

“In determining the effect of an Act of 1868 considerations of common sense and the principle of legal certainty made it permissible to take account of the subsequent history.”

WLR Daily, 23rd February 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Mussel farmers win marina appeal – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2009 in fisheries, news by sally

“Mussel fishermen have won a high court appeal against controversial plans for a 400-berth £17m marina on Anglesey.”

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BBC News, 20th February 2009

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Gutted! The fisherman caught faking his death – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2009 in fisheries, fraud, news by sally

“A trawlerman who faked his own death and sent an obituary to a magazine to avoid paying fines of up to £1m for flouting fishing regulations is facing jail.”

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The Independent, 6th February 2009

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Skippers and boat owners fined £200,000 over black fish scam – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2009 in fines, fisheries, news, quotas by sally

“Owners and skippers of six vessels that work out of one of Britain’s most important fishing ports weretoday ordered to pay more than £200,000 for fiddling catch quotas.”

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The Guardian, 6th January 2009

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Protection pledged for UK seas – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2008 in environmental protection, fisheries, news by sally

“The government has published its long awaited Marine Bill, promising better protection for wildlife including a new network of nature reserves at sea.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2008

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