Greenpeace UK has placed 18 limestone boulders on the seabed in the South West Deeps (East) Marine Conservation Zone with the aim of disrupting industrial fishing.     The environmental group dropped the boulders into the ocean about 200 miles (322km) off Cornwall from its ship Arctic Sunrise.  It aims to create a barrier making […]

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A new study released which focusses on the scale of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) needed to protect large mobile marine animals. MPAs, particularly large MPAs, are increasing in number and size around the globe in part to facilitate the conservation of marine megafauna under the assumption that large-scale MPAs better align with vagile life histories; […]

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The UK government has announced the opening of a consultation on five potential Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) in England. As we covered on 21 June 2022, the Guardian leaked the five sites in advance of Defra’s announcement. Defra said in its press release: ‘HPMAs will have the highest levels of protection in our seas. […]

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