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MPA Fisheries Management Toolkit 2020


The aim of this toolkit is to provide a resource for those involved in, and affected by, fisheries management decision-making, laying out the key elements to consider in establishing a participatory approach to implementing management in MPAs. The toolkit is designed as a guide to help regulators assess the suitability of establishing a participatory approach, including governance structure, stakeholder balance, management objectives, cost and logistics.

The Toolkit is provided as a combined PDF which includes colour-coded chapters (components) summarised at the start of each section to provide key information at a glance. The summary posters have also been provided separately for ease of reference.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2020·03·01

MPA Fisheries Management Toolkit, 2020. Developing a participatory approach to managing fishing activity in UK offshore Marine Protected Areas. JNCC, Natural England, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisation, Marine Management Organisation. Available at:

The MPA Fisheries Management Toolkit was produced as part of the EMFF-funded project 'Developing a participatory approach to the management of fishing activity in UK offshore Marine Protected Areas'

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access Figures copyright JNCC. Images acquired from iStock and SeaFish and should only be cited with appropriate copyright

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·04·28

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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