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Is the right to fish an insuperable barrier to ocean recovery in offshore wind farms? (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Appleby, T. (2021). Is the right to fish an insuperable barrier to ocean recovery in offshore wind farms?

What happens when an irresistible force hits an immovable object? The law about the displacement of existing rights by large infrastructure projects is quite tried and tested. Essentially those with property rights are compensated, those who don’t ha... Read More about Is the right to fish an insuperable barrier to ocean recovery in offshore wind farms?.

Planet Pod: Whose-fish-are-they-anyway? (2021)
Digital Artefact
Appleby, T., Condon, J., & Carpenter, A. (2021). Planet Pod: Whose-fish-are-they-anyway?. [https://theplanetpod.com/whose-fish-are-they-anyway/]

Now the dust has settled, what does Brexit mean for local fishermen, for the fish catches and for precious marine habitats like Doggerbank? Join our guests Dr Tom Appleby and John Condon for a thorough update on just what the Brexit deal does and... Read More about Planet Pod: Whose-fish-are-they-anyway?.

From membership to partnership, the EU and its relations with the UK after Brexit: The fisheries dimension (2020)
Journal Article
Appleby, T. (2020). From membership to partnership, the EU and its relations with the UK after Brexit: The fisheries dimension. European Foreign Affairs Review, 25(4), 551-572

Abstract Fishing in European waters has been a contentious issue since the sixteenth century and was a key factor in the development of the international law of the sea itself. At the time the UK joined the EU and shared its waters with Member State... Read More about From membership to partnership, the EU and its relations with the UK after Brexit: The fisheries dimension.

Planet Pod: Swimming against the tide (2020)
Digital Artefact
Appleby, T., West, T., & Carpenter, A. (2020). Planet Pod: Swimming against the tide. [Podcast]

Planet Pod talks Brexit, fish and the environment with the two Toms – Dr Tom Appleby and Dr Tom West. We explore what leaving the EU, its regulations and the jurisdiction of the European Courts might mean for the environment in the UK. Will we be lik... Read More about Planet Pod: Swimming against the tide.

Emerging themes to support ambitious UK marine biodiversity conservation (2020)
Journal Article
Rees, S. E., Sheehan, E. V., Stewart, B. D., Clark, R., Appleby, T., Attrill, M. J., …Solandt, J. (2020). Emerging themes to support ambitious UK marine biodiversity conservation. Marine Policy, 117, Article 103864. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2020.103864

Healthy marine ecosystems provide a wide range of resources and services that support life on Earth and contribute to human wellbeing. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are accepted as an important tool for the restoration and maintenance of marine ecosy... Read More about Emerging themes to support ambitious UK marine biodiversity conservation.

Fishing or fish farming: The conflict between a Crown grant of salmon fishings in the sea and other Crown rights in the sea in Scotland (2019)
Journal Article
Agnew, C., Appleby, T., Bean, E., & Bunwaree, P. (2019). Fishing or fish farming: The conflict between a Crown grant of salmon fishings in the sea and other Crown rights in the sea in Scotland. Environmental Law and Management, 31(5), 193-203

There is a rising concern over the impact of aquaculture, particularly salmon farming, on the aquatic environment. Two Scottish parliamentary investigations have revealed concerns over the environmental impacts of the industry, particularly with rega... Read More about Fishing or fish farming: The conflict between a Crown grant of salmon fishings in the sea and other Crown rights in the sea in Scotland.

Taking the pulse of environmental and fisheries law: The common fisheries policy, the habitats directive, and Brexit (2019)
Journal Article
Appleby, T., & Harrison, J. (2019). Taking the pulse of environmental and fisheries law: The common fisheries policy, the habitats directive, and Brexit. Journal of Environmental Law, 31(3), 443-464. https://doi.org/10.1093/jel/eqy027

There has long been a tension between environmental regulation and the European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), which has been addressed over time through progressive reform of the CFP. It is now recognised that Member States may comply with their obl... Read More about Taking the pulse of environmental and fisheries law: The common fisheries policy, the habitats directive, and Brexit.

Common themes and conclusions (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Appleby, T. (2018). Common themes and conclusions

Summing up and closing address to the conference (together with Charles Clover) National Level • Think of the sea as publicly owned space; • This underpins general themes for good management of that space: collaboration, trust and stewardshi... Read More about Common themes and conclusions.

Sea of possibilities: Old and new uses of remote sensing data for the enforcement of the Ascension Island marine protected area (2018)
Journal Article
Appleby, T., Studley, M., Moorhouse, B., Brown, J., Staddon, C., & Bean, E. (2021). Sea of possibilities: Old and new uses of remote sensing data for the enforcement of the Ascension Island marine protected area. Marine Policy, 127, Article 103184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.06.012

Very large marine protected areas are in danger of becoming 'paper parks'. This paper uses an interdisciplinary team to investigate the use of remote sensing technologies to provide sufficient evidence for effective fisheries management. It uses the... Read More about Sea of possibilities: Old and new uses of remote sensing data for the enforcement of the Ascension Island marine protected area.

Britain and Brexit: All at sea (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Appleby, T. (2018, May). Britain and Brexit: All at sea. Paper presented at UK Environmental Lawyers Association Nature Conservation Working Group, Browne Jacobson: Nottingham, England

A presentation investigating the impacts of the UK's decision to leave the European Union on marine fisheries and nature conservation legislation