Single MPA or MPA network
North East Atlantic Ocean
Main pressures on the environment
Fisheries and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing
Best practices from this site
Management is based on 5 year Fishery Natura Plans (FNPs) which are subject to Appropriate Assessment including public consultation. There is an annual process of assessment, advice on the fishery and opening the fishery under various conditions. There is strong stakeholder (fisheries) engagement in setting the conditions of the management plan, fishermen are actively involved in the annual cockle survey with scientists and provide local knowledge that is important for survey logistics.
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