Posts Tagged ‘MPA’

 

Open Seas: Dredging in the dark

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

The success of Scotland’s seafood sector relies upon a reputation of high-quality, sustainable and traceable fish, and yet the Scottish Government is continuing to sit on its hands in the…

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FFI: When is an MPA not an MPA?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

A recent paper on the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in northern Europe (“Elevated trawling inside protected areas undermines conservation outcomes in a global fishing hot spot”) reveals that…

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UK MPs urge protection treaty for seas

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

A new global agreement to protect the seas should be a priority for the government to stop our seas becoming a “sewer”, according to a cross-party group of MPs. Plastic…

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A local view helps the fight for the ocean

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

A local view helps fight the effects of climate change on the ocean, says this article from The Conversation. In 2011, a marine heatwave hit the west coast of Australia leading…

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40+ Groups demand Marine Scotland Inquiry

Monday, January 7th, 2019

More than 40 charities, fishing bodies and community groups are calling for an inquiry into watchdog Marine Scotland over fears it is unable to protect Scotland’s waters from criminal activity,…

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Science above politics of fisheries

Friday, December 21st, 2018

In this Scotsman opinion piece, Jonny Hughes explains where the balance between science and politics lies when it comes to fisheries. The annual round of EU fisheries negotiations that concludes…

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