Defra: Marine Protected Areas Network Report published 2018 Report to Parliament under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 on progress on a Marine Protected Areas Network Executive summary. This report has been laid before Parliament by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It meets the requirements of section 124 of […]

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Ecologist article by Jean-Luc Solandt & Horatio Morpurgo: ‘Infractions against Marine Protected Areas in Northumberland don’t bode well for post-Brexit fishing regulations. The failure of local authorities in the UK to enforce protection zones today is threatening fish populations – including the very young, with no evidence of any benefit for fishing communities.  In 2012 […]

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UK government makes ambitious call to treble internationally-agreed targets for ocean protection. UK calls for third of world’s oceans to be safeguarded by 2030 Current global targets for protected areas to treble under ambitious plans Marine protection top of agenda at UN General Assembly in New York Defra ‘Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today called […]

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