Posts Tagged ‘MPA’

 

Giving teeth to marine protected areas

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Pair trawling is when two ships travel in parallel several hundred metres apart towing a huge net which indiscriminately scoops up marine animals in its path. Our planet’s oceans are…

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Loch Carron given permanent protection

Monday, April 1st, 2019

A sensitive flame shell reef which was “devastated” by scallop dredging on Scotland’s North West coast is to receive permanent protection. Ministers had issued a temporary order banning mobile fishing…

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The Blue Planet UK effect

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

If people knew the wonder and beauty of the UK’s marine habitats they would want to protect them. The life of a conservationist often feels like one long struggle, taking…

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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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