Design of Marine Protected Areas on high seas and territorial waters of Rockall Bank

Hall-Spencer, JM; Tasker, M; Soffker, M; Christiansen, S; Rogers, Stuart; Campbell, M; Hoydal, K. 2009 Design of Marine Protected Areas on high seas and territorial waters of Rockall Bank. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 379. 305-308.

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Abstract/Summary

Fisheries closures are rapidly being developed to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems worldwide. Satellite monitoring of fishing vessel activity indicates that these closures can work effectively with good compliance by international fleets even in remote areas. Here we summarise how remote fisheries closures were designed to protect Lophelia pertusa habitat in a region of the NE Atlantic that straddles the EU fishing zone and the high seas. We show how scientific records, fishers' knowledge and surveillance data on fishing activity can be combined to provide a powerful tool for the design of Marine Protected Areas.

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Depositing User: Miss Gemma Brice
Date made live: 26 Mar 2014 14:09
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 17:57
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/5751

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