Sian Rees and eight of her colleagues have produced this evaluation framework This research evaluates the social and economic impact of the management measures that form the Lyme Bay Reserve and the partnership activities of the Lyme Bay Consultative Committee (LBCC) on Lyme Bay resource users. For the purpose of this evaluation it is the […]

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In early 2016 Scottish Government established fisheries restrictions in Scottish Marine Protected Areas to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems. The ‘mobile’ fishing sector (i.e. the part of the fishing industry most likely to be affected by these MPA) raised many concerns about the negative impact the restrictions could have on coastal communities. This report looks at […]

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Thanks to Chris Williams – New Economics Foundation (NEF) The Marine Socio Economics Project Newsletters provide a goldmine of information on environmental and fisheries management related issues. The February issue includes: Ecologist Special Report Parts I & II: Governing Marine Protected Areas http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2988568/ecologist_special_report_part_i_gover ning_marine_protected_areas.html Electric pulse fisheries face certain environmental challenges A report developed by […]

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This article is in part a response to the research study published a year ago. The Ecologist: Governing Marine Protected Areas: Lyme Bay Horatio Morpurgo The scientific case for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is now overwhelming. The bigger question is how can they be managed more effectively? HORATIO MORPURGO reports. When conservation and utilitarian aims […]

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