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JNCC’s Approach to Improving Conservation Advice for UK Offshore Marine Protected Areas 2016

Marine Protected Areas Advice Marine protected area Environmental management Nature Conservation

Abstract

A new approach to improving JNCC’s conservation advice for UK offshore Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) beyond 12 nautical miles is set out in this paper. An increasing number of offshore MPAs has led to the need to review our current conservation advice and seek to implement best practice recommendations and address feedback in order that our advice better supports the needs of sea users and regulators going forward.

This paper briefly introduces the concept of conservation advice, JNCC’s drivers for providing it and what JNCC already provides for UK offshore MPAs. It goes on to review feedback on existing conservation advice and best practice recommendations, concludes by setting out how JNCC’s conservation advice is being improved upon to address feedback and implement best practice, and summarises the next steps.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2016··

Lineage
Outline of a new approach to improving JNCC’s conservation advice for UK offshore Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) beyond 12 nautical miles

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·09·26

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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