This is an update on the development of Dean Quarry, Cornwall the coastal site that was earmarked to provide the rock armour for the Swansea tidal lagoon. The companies involved with the Swansea Lagoon own Dean Quarry. The Swansea tidal lagoon project website highlights a wide range of recent developments but not the Dean Quarry […]

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Valuing ecosystem services – WWF has produced two reports this year that relates to the ocean economy (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/?unewsid=7544 and http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/how_we_work/conservation/marine/news/?247658/Increased-protection-would-provide-big-boost-to-the-ocean-economy ) and in addition the four main organisations in Link have been working with NEF on a new approach to impact assessments for the second tranche of MCZs that does a better job of valuing […]

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Decent design – Before and After Control impact (BACI) – to establish the effects of MPAs ‘Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are increasingly being implemented as tools to conserve and manage fisheries and target species. Because there are opportunity costs to conservation, there is a need for science based assessment of MPAs. Here, we present one […]

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