There have long been issues of trust between the fisheries sector and institutions charged with fisheries management, not helped by the more recent repercussions of Brexit. This paper gives some insights into the issue, summarising the results of a survey to examine levels of trust as well as fishers’ opinions of current management goals and […]

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Defra ‘The Government has launched (Thursday 22 July) opened a consultation on compensatory measures for unavoidable development impacts on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Our marine environment faces increasing pressure from human activities and climate change. The government wants to ensure that a consistent level of protection is afforded to the unique habitats, species and features […]

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Please have a look at this news item about the Marine Mammal Management Toolkit launched yesterday by Ocean Governance project: https://www.ascobans.org/en/news/new-toolkit-improve-marine-mammal-conservation-mpas The Toolkit will provide knowledge to support marine mammal conservation in MPAs. It aims to empower policy makers, managers and practitioners to effectively conserve marine mammals, tackle the present threats they are facing and fill knowledge […]

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