Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and plastic cotton buds comes into force on 1st October

The much awaited ban on supplying plastic straws and stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds has finally come into force in England Thursday 1 October, marking yet another major step in the fight against single-use plastic waste to protect our environment and clean up our oceans. Just one month after ministers confirmed the single-use plastic bag charge […]

Pink supermoon

The biggest and brightest full moon of the year will rise over the skies of the UK tonight, offering the best chance to view a supermoon in 2020. April’s supermoon – officially referred to as a perigean full moon – will be the third month in a row for the rare celestial event. It occurs when the full moon is at its closest […]

Minimum sizes that apply to recreational fishing in Cornwall

There have been significant changes made to the management of fisheries at a European level which will affect those fishing in the Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) district in a number of ways.  One of the significant changes resulting from the new technical measures relates to recreational fishing. CHANGES FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING Under the new […]