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Species spotlight - sea-pen and burrowing megafauna communities

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This week we’re putting the spotlight on some of the interesting species found within our coastal waters and marine protected areas (MPAs). In particular, we’d like to share more information about sea-pen and burrowing megafauna communities, including what they are …

World Seagrass Day - Protecting our precious marine habitats together at Studland

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It’s World Seagrass Day and we’re eager to highlight the conservation work that’s underway to protect this vitally important habitat at Studland Bay in Dorset.  The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 1 March as World Seagrass Day. Their resolution …

Catching fishers’ view of the future of Channel non-pressure stocks

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In June MMO colleagues visited 21 ports stretching from Kent to Cornwall to speak with commercial fishers about their experiences of fishing for non-quota species (NQS, also known as non-pressure stocks) – and their aspirations for future management of these …

Drop-in sessions on planning for demersal non quota fisheries

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We are hosting a series of engagement sessions with fishers to kickstart conversations on development a Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) for demersal non quota stocks in the Channel. These events are just the start of our programme of engagement with …