The race for vast remote ‘marine protected areas’ may be a diversion  Peter Jones The seas around Hawaii are set to become the world’s largest marine protected area, US president Barack Obama has announced. The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument will be expanded to more than 1.5 million square kilometres – that’s as big as France, […]

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Building social capital – relationships, trust and communication – can deliver outstanding results – see the Lofoten example below. The Berwickshire and Northumberland Marine Nature Partnership is a collaboration of twenty Scottish and English organisations focussed on managing our local inshore waters. The original partnership was established 16 years ago to proactively manage the Berwickshire […]

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MPA Update: Three articles: 1.  Consultation on several potential Special Protection Areas This is a short reminder that the consultation on several potential Special Protection Areas (pSPAs) started on 21st January. The consultation deadline for the pSPA consultation is 5pm on 21st April 2016. All the consultation materials can be viewed at: Northumberland Marine pSPA […]

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