Posts Tagged ‘Protected-Areas’

 

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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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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Thank the ocean with every breath

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Speaking at the Natural History Museum’s Annual Science Lecture, Dr Sylvia Earle urged the public to get into the water and learn about the Earth’s life support system. One of…

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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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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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