BirdLife International proposes protected status for area of the Atlantic identified as vital for marine biodiversity. BirdLife International has presented a proposal to create a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) under OSPAR, the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic. If accepted by OSPAR, the MPA will be the first […]

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Fair Isle Marine Environment & Tourism Initiative (FIMETI) Elizabeth’s Riddliford – FIMETI is delighted to share the news that members of the public are now being asked to give their views on the Fair Isle Demonstration and Research MPA proposal as part of a public consultation which opened on 1st March, 2016 and which runs until […]

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Joan Edwards ‘The announcement of an MPA around Ascension Island is great news – but waters closer to home need protection too The New Year got off to a great start with the UK Government’s announcement that it would designate an MPA almost the size of the UK in the waters around Ascension Island. One […]

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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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