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.
Manx shearwater © Alex Brown

Public Consultation

Irish Sea Front pSPA

JNCC has launched a public consultation, running from Monday 23 January until 20 April 2017, on the Irish Sea Front marine potential Special Protection Area. The aim of this pSPA is to provide protection to an important foraging area of breeding Manx shearwaters.
A block of high relief MDAC colonised with soft corals (Alcyonium digitatum), hydroids including Nemertesia antennina and Tubularia indivisa © JNCC

Public consultation

Croker Carbonate Slabs cSAC/SCI

JNCC has launched a public consultation on a boundary amendment to the Croker Carbonate Slabs cSAC/SCI. New evidence gathered shows the Annex I habitat, for which the MPA was originally submitted, occurs outside of the existing boundary site.
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JNCC Review

Review Published

Over a six month period this year Defra and the Devolved Administrations conducted a review of JNCC to establish the most effective and efficient delivery model, across the UK, for the functions performed by JNCC now and in the future. This review has now been published.

UK National Contact Point  

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