The Government response to Greenpeace’s action at Dogger Bank – Defra Posted by: Defra Press Office Defra – The Government’s response to the Greenpeace Action   23rd September 2020 ‘There is coverage in The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Herald and Channel 4 News (00:48) of the ongoing Greenpeace action at Dogger Bank Special Area of Conservation (SAC), where yesterday Greenpeace […]

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Assessing fish spillover from marine protected areas and its drivers: A meta‐analysis Manfredi Di Lorenzo and colleagues   First published: 14 June 2020  https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12469 Assessing spillover from MPAs a meta-analysis Abstract Overfishing may seriously impact fish populations and ecosystems. Marine protected areas (MPAs) are key tools for biodiversity conservation and fisheries management, yet the fisheries benefits […]

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To mark 15 years of expeditions to carry out scientific research on less known and deep waters, and gathering data on threatened habitats and species often protected under European laws, the NGO Oceana has  published a report presenting proposals for 15 Marine Protected Areas in biodiversity hot spots in European waters. It includes a site […]

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A new paper from jean Luc Solandt and co-workers Managing marine protected areas in Europe: moving from ‘feature-based’ to ‘whole-site’ management of sites JLS, MCS ‘Defra has just announced that the effective ‘Fisheries Management in MPAs’ Implementation Group (that emerged from the ‘Revised Approach’) is to be stopped, and replaced with ‘bilateral meetings’. This lessens […]

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Consultation details Defra ‘As part of the UK government’s commitment to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it, an independent review of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) – which represent the upper end of environmental protection – was publicly launched on the 8 June 2019. The 6 month review, led by ex-fisheries Minister Richard […]

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Defra Press Office, Posted on:27 August 2019 Over the weekend, the Prime Minister called for greater international action and more ambitious global targets to end biodiversity loss and tackle climate change. As part of this, he urged countries to back Britain’s call to protect 30% of the world’s ocean by 2030 (the ‘30by30’ target). The Government has […]

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Ascension Island Council  ‘The Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha has this week accepted the recommendation of the Ascension Island Council to designate a large-sale Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the waters around Ascension Island. The MPA will cover 100% of Ascension’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), an area of over 440,000 square […]

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