Posts Tagged ‘MPA’

 

Calls to ban trawling in protected areas

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

A report from the Marine Conservation Society has found that bottom-trawling or dredging are taking place in 98 per cent of offshore marine protected areas (MPAs) around the country. Bottom-towed…

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Fish Farm objection for Wester Ross MPA

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Maerl © Graham Saunders/NatureScot Flickr A conservation charity has objected to a planned fish farm in a marine protected area in the Highlands – the Wester Ross MPA. The Scottish…

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Guest Blog: Ecosystem Based Management

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Image: The Argyll Coast and Islands Hope Spot In this guest blog for CCN, Peter Hume explains the idea behind Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) and presents the results of research…

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New deep sea Marine Protected Area

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Europe’s largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) has been announced by Natural Environment Minister Mairi Gougeon. The new MPA, off the West of Scotland, will give additional protections to some of…

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Open Seas: West Shetland Shelf MPA

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Scotland’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have been in the news recently following a Greenpeace investigation claiming the Government allows these areas to be exploited by some of the largest trawlers…

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Seawilding: Loch Craignish Native Oysters

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Oyster Hoister © Loch Visions Wildlife Photography Seawilding Project Coordinator, Danny Renton, updates us on the progress of Argyll’s newest marine dwellers… It’s the end of July, a gorgeous morning…

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Create a coastal blue belt, scientists urge

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Study says huge reduction in fishing due to Brexit negotiations and Coronavirus pandemic gives government unique window of opportunity to improve sustainability and profitability of industry, which could include the…

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Rewilding The Sea

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

An independent review led by former Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon, and published on World Ocean Day, is calling for the introduction of Highly Protected Marine Areas in English waters.  …

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