‘Marine Conservation Zones in English Seas:     Following our ten year campaign for the UK Marine Act (2009), the first tranche of 27 Marine Conservation Zones were designated in November 2013. The Government launched its public consultation on the second tranche of sites on the 30th January 2015 – with only two weeks to go, we need your support by […]

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Natural England – Published marine conservation advice for marine protected areas, 30 March 2015 Information includes: Conservation advice: Natural England’s responsibility Natural England’s MPA conservation advice project Timetable of advice production Timetable changes Contact Natural England https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/conservation-advice-for-marine-protected-areas-project-background/marine-conservation-advice-project-summary  

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In response to our April 14th mailing A Defra spokesperson said: “We are aware of concerns about a short term reduction in enforcement powers available to Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) officers. The Marine Management Organisation is warranting a number of IFCA officers with relevant powers so that they can continue to operate as […]

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