Wildlife and Countryside Link Marine and Whales Groups are calling for a radical ocean recovery agenda to recover our oceans by 2030 to protect people and nature and climate. The manifesto describes what ocean recovery would look like and the main actions needed to achieve it. These are: A minimum of 30% of our seas […]

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MMO ‘This is a follow on to the previous Evidence Requirement R090 Impacts of non-licensable activities on Marine Protected Areas which was fulfilled in November 2019 by MMO1136 – Non-licensable Activity Impacts on Marine Protected Areas. This link outlines further work and some interesting background. The MMO has an obligation under the Marine and Coastal Access […]

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Royal Society Climate Change Issue – with lots of marine examples Climate change mitigation and nature conservation both require higher protected area targets Callum M. Roberts, Bethan C. O’Leary and  Julie P. Hawkins Published: 27 January 2020  https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0121 Abstract Nations of the world have, to date, pursued nature protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation […]

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In what was a meat and drink rendition of the work of COAST on Arran and the benefits of MPAs – the Guardian’s reporter managed to get a remarkable quote from a Defra spokesperson … Guardian A spokesperson for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs blamed the EU for the failures in marine conservation. “Currently […]

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