Developing a participatory approach to the management of fishing activity in UK offshore Marine Protected Areas

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Deliverables

  • A fully-tested governance framework and participatory process to integrate stakeholders within the management review process, seeking to build awareness and consensus;
  • A model and associated guidance to predict ecological outcomes of different management scenarios, testing this with real-life examples. Recognising the limitations of such models, the project will also focus on how to overcome data limitations to achieve effective management;
  • Educational materials aimed at stakeholders designed to raise awareness of the marine environment, the fishing industry and MPAs as a conservation tool;
  • Stakeholder engagement manual aimed at regulators and stakeholders, designed to support active participation in adaptive management processes. This will include technical information on data requirements and associated thresholds; and outlining the participatory process tested by the project and lessons learned.

 

Resources

A number of resources have been generated throughout the project to date. These resources are available for downloading and will continue to be updated throughout the project.  

Workshop outputs

 

Workshop Document Size
National workshop
(15th November 2018, London)
• Workshop report
• Presentation
(862kb)
(11,763kb)
North-West Regional workshop
(13th February 2019, Lancaster)
• Workshop report
• Presentation
(1066kb)
South-East Regional workshop
(27th February 2019, Norwich)
• Workshop report
• Presentation
 
North-West Regional workshop
(15th May 2019, Norwich)
   
South-East Regional workshop
(23rd May 2019, Lancaster)
   

 

Further information

If you are interested in being involved with the project and attending any of the workshops please or would like further information, please contact:

Alice Cornthwaite, JNCC alice.cornthwaite@jncc.gov.uk