New report finds bottom trawling taking place in 98% of UK’s offshore Marine Protected Areas Date posted: 6 January 2021 Marine Conservation Society ‘We’ve released our Marine unProtected Areas report which found that bottom trawling is taking place in a worrying 98% of the UK’s offshore Marine Protected Areas designed to protect the seabed. As a result of […]
Guardian ‘Auditors slam EU for ‘marine protected areas’ that fail to protect ocean Only 1% of the 3,000 supposedly protected areas in the Mediterranean ban fishing Europe’s marine protected areas (MPAs), set up to prevent biodiversity loss at sea, are failing to protect the oceans according to an excoriating report from auditors. Click here to […]
New sites to offer protection for iconic species. Minke whale, basking sharks and Risso’s dolphins will be among a wide range of biodiversity and geological features to be safeguarded following the designation of four new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). A further 12 sites have been given Special Protection Area status, providing additional protection to Scotland’s […]
The Blue Marine Foundation have produced a new video on their work in Lyme Bay. Watch it here Collaboration and trust have been built to enable both fishing and conservation objectives to be realised. An important case study.