The MPA Guide is a science-based tool and framework to identify different types of MPAs and connect these types of MPAs with the outcomes they are expected to achieve. The MPA Guide consists of four elements: Stage of Establishment, Level of Protection, Enabling Conditions, and Outcomes.  Click here to access the guide and its website and it’s […]

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Marine Management Organisation  26 October 2021 ‘The Government of the Pitcairn Islands has published an ambitious five-year Marine Protected Area (MPA) management plan to protect over 841,910 square km of ocean in one of the most remote places on earth. This plan will further protect the Pitcairn Islands’ untouched coral reefs and safeguard threatened species […]

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Latest publication with results from research carried out over the last 11 years in Lyme Bay since its designation as a Marine Protected Area. The aim was to assess the effectiveness of excluding using bottom-towed fishing across the MPA while still allowing static gear, rod and line and diving fishing methods. Overall, the number of […]

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Protecting areas of the ocean and coastlines with “whole-site” Marine Protected Area (MPA) status can result in four-fold increases in the abundance and diversity of fish populations, a new study has shown. Researchers from the University of Plymouth have been monitoring the impact of the Lyme Bay MPA since it was designated in 2008. They found […]

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