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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The Government response to Greenpeace’s action at Dogger Bank – Defra Posted by: Defra Press Office Defra – The Government’s response to the Greenpeace Action   23rd September 2020 ‘There is coverage in The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Herald and Channel 4 News (00:48) of the ongoing Greenpeace action at Dogger Bank Special Area of Conservation (SAC), where yesterday Greenpeace […]

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Assessing fish spillover from marine protected areas and its drivers: A meta‐analysis Manfredi Di Lorenzo and colleagues   First published: 14 June 2020  https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12469 Assessing spillover from MPAs a meta-analysis Abstract Overfishing may seriously impact fish populations and ecosystems. Marine protected areas (MPAs) are key tools for biodiversity conservation and fisheries management, yet the fisheries benefits […]

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To mark 15 years of expeditions to carry out scientific research on less known and deep waters, and gathering data on threatened habitats and species often protected under European laws, the NGO Oceana has  published a report presenting proposals for 15 Marine Protected Areas in biodiversity hot spots in European waters. It includes a site […]

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