DMF July e-Newsletter *Brexit Special*

Forum News

An excellent Programme and a good contingent of enthusiastic and engaged delegates made for a memorable DMF Summer16 meeting ‘Progress and Priorities, Conflict and Common Ground: Working Together for Our Coast and Seas…post Brexit’ at the Robbins Conference Centre, Plymouth University on the 30th June.

For details of the day including the full Programme and downloadable PDFs of the presentations please visit

Brexit News

  • Brexit (National Federation of Fisheries Organisations)
  • Brexit – renewables unplugged: Implications of the decision to leave the EU for offshore renewables industries (Renewables Consulting Group)
  • Putting communities at the heart of a post-Brexit plan (New Economics Foundation)
  • Post Brexit ‘punch up’ predicted over marine environment (Western Morning News/Plymouth Herald)

Other Local/Regional News

  • ‘BeachWise’ – New partnership formed to promote safe enjoyment of the South West’s beautiful beaches and clean bathing waters (South West Water)
  • South West joins Scotland and Wales to press the case for marine energy (Regen SW)

Other National/International News

  • Fears for bass recovery result in zero catch advice for 2017 (MCS)
  • Minister calls for UK maritime investment (UK Marine Industries Alliance)

Research and Reports


  • Wild About Plymouth: Discovering Atlantis (23rd July 2016. Plymouth)



View a PDF of July e-Newsletter HERE