Despite much attention given to documenting spillover from MPAs, relatively few studies have attempted to quantify the extent to which increases in the density and size structure of animals along the borders of MPAs influences fishing behaviour, total landings, and revenue. This recently published paper in Nature reports the result from a study which tested […]

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Learning from the Marine Pioneer – Aisling Lannin Marine Management Organisation  E: aisling.lannin@marinemanagement.org.uk The Marine Pioneer was set up by Defra to test the approaches outlined in the 25 Year Environment Plan (25YEP). The 25YEP’s vision is to improve the environment in a generation and it states that to achieve this we need to make […]

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Chief Islander James Glass reflects on the implementation of Tristan’s Marine Protection Zone – announced on Friday 13th November 2020 Situated in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, on the edge of the Roaring Forties, lies a group of islands unknown to most of the world’s population. Tristan da Cunha covers a small land […]

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