Watch the study video at: https://www.bluemarinefoundation.com/2019/07/17/limits-on-pot-fishing-can-result-in-win-win-for-fishermen-and-marine-wildlife/. https://phys.org/news/2019-07-limits-pot-fishing-result-win-win.html Restricting the amount of inshore potting for crab and lobster within marine protected areas (MPAs) can generate a “win-win” for both fishermen and the marine environment, according to the first major study exploring the issue. The study showed that crab caught in areas of low potting levels were of greater average […]

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The Blue Belt Programme supports the delivery of the UK government’s commitment to enhance marine protection for over four million square kilometres of marine environment across the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs). The programme is providing up to £20 million between 2016 and 2020 to: Improve scientific understanding of the marine environment Develop and implement evidence-based, […]

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Study on the economic benefits of MPAs The European Commission contracted ICF, IEEP, PML and partners to undertake a review of the economic benefits of marine protected areas (MPAs) and other spatial protection measures (SPMs) (henceforth collectively referred to as MPAs unless specifically referring to SPMs). The study sought to compile an extensive evidence base […]

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