Environmental Policy (Tom Redd)

This week, our SMMPG meeting was held at the National Oceanography Centre, which was a lovely change of scenery.

Tom discussed how the use of science in the design and implementation of environmental policy is thought to be essential. This, however, can sometimes lead to controversy, as seen in the setting of catch quotas for fisheries. This talk examined some of the problems involved in generating advice for policymakers including uncertainty, transparency and legitimacy. This is an on-going project that Tom is working on, and it is looking for ways to improve how scientific advice is produced to support marine policies in Europe.



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