Conservation objectives

The Pilot project has set a framework of conservation objectives to serve as a benchmark against which to assess the impacts from human activities, and guide management policy. Originally, it was intended that conservation objectives would be set at each level of the framework for marine nature conservation. As work progressed it became clear that such an approach would be technically onerous and difficult to implement in practice because of its complexity.
 
Therefore, the conservation objectives framework proposed is aligned, wherever possible, with the objectives of other sectors, the overall context of Sustainable Development and the RMNC Strategic Goals for the marine environment.
 
The conservation objectives framework is set out in the main report of the Pilot project and in a separate report for download. ( Lumb et al, 2004).