Marine protected Areas are widely used to safeguard marine ecosystems across Europe. This study investigated the effect of a partially protected areas (PPA) off the coast of Norway on a population of cod (Gadus morhua). The PPA reduced the number of deaths due to fishing, increased survival and stimulated movement to surrounding areas. The authors […]

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Details of how fisheries are managed in marine protected areas. MMO: To bring fisheries in line with other activities, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced on the 14 August 2012 a revised approach to managing fishing activities within European marine sites (EMS). This change in approach will promote sustainable fisheries while […]

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