Does biodiversity-focused protection of the seabed deliver carbon benefits? A U.K. case study Researchers have found that by using recent data on UK seabed sediment carbon and mobile bottom fishing, the current UK Marine Protected Area network is likely to offer limited carbon benefit, even if fully protected. Dr Graham Epstein of the University of […]

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A new dataset of intentional disabling of Automatic Identification System devices by fishing vessels provides insights into illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing activity Data from the shipboard Automatic Identification System (AIS), which was created as a collision avoidance tool, can provide information about global fishing activity, including illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Fishing vessels may […]

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The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published its annual UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2021, with the Scottish Government also doing so for Scotland.     The publication is a summary of: The UK fishing fleet Its activity at sea Landings – how much fish they catch and land Effort – how long they spend at […]

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