Sea pen and anemone, Central Fladen MPA © JNCC

Mud matters!

New video unearths this important habitat protected in Central Fladen MPA

JNCC have launched the second in a series of eight offshore MPA showcase videos. Learn more about the Central Fladen MPA in the Northern North Sea.
Grey Seal © John Weinberg

Intermediate Assessment 2017

New assessments on state of the marine environment in OSPAR waters

The OSPAR Commission has just launched a major new assessment of the state of our marine environment and the pressures caused by marine activities.
Golden Eagle ©Niall Benvie,

The State of the UK Birds 2016

17th Edition of this annual report

Providing an in-depth overview of the status of bird populations in the UK and its Overseas Territories (OTs),
Humpback whale fluke © Natural England/Rebecca Walker

Minimising injury to marine mammals

JNCC guidelines for use during geophysical surveys published

Thank you to all stakeholders who participated in the review. JNCC's revised guidelines to minimise the risk of injury to marine mammals during geophysical surveys are now available online.
Dan Edwards and Alwyn Ponteen

UK fisheries training for Montserrat

Montserrat Chief Fisheries & Ocean Governance Officer in UK for training

Mr Alwyn Ponteen received advanced training in the use and analysis of Inshore Vessel Monitoring Systems (IVMS) data, during a recent visit to meet UK fisheries experts.
Harbour Porpoise©Neil Golding

Special Areas of Conservation

New UK marine protected sites for harbour porpoise submitted to Europe

Five harbour porpoise SACs, proposed and consulted on in 2016, have been approved by relevant UK Governments and submitted to the European Commission.

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JNCC is the UK LIFE National Contact Point from January 2016


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