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South Atlantic Overseas Territories Regional Workshop Report 2014


To help address the UK’s and Overseas Territories (OTs) strategic priorities, JNCC co-ordinated a technical regional South Atlantic workshop, hosted by the Ascension Island Government. There were four workshop themes:

Sustainable Fisheries: Case studies from the Falklands, South Georgia and Tristan da Cunha provided good examples of these, and provided opportunities for training and advice to be provided to emerging and developing fisheries in Ascension, St. Helena and Tristan da Cunha.

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs): There are a number of categories of MPAs that range from no-take to sustainable use. No one size fits all and the designation category needs to be relevant to each particular situation. Territory-based experts from St. Helena, Ascension and the Falklands are working together on baseline survey, data collection, analysis and publication in the three islands.

Biodiversity/environmental action planning: All of the islands are at various stages of planning and implementation. It is important that plans are achievable, measurable, and are mainstreamed into central government and organisational planning processes.

Seabird Monitoring: All the islands have seabird monitoring programmes, but given resource constraints it is important to keep clarity around what is being monitored and why, and to regularly analyse and review data and trends.

To accompany the Workshop Report, copies of the presentations for each session are provided.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·07·01

Pelembe, T. 2014. South Atlantic Overseas Territories Regional Workshop Report, JNCC Report No. 534, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

The aim of these workshops was to consider and share, at a technical level, the experience available in the region, learn lessons, explore opportunities for synergy and identify some key messages for each of the four workshop areas.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·11·02

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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