Tag Archives: economic

Closed consultation – Marine Conservation Zones Tranche 3

Closed 20th July. Defra have opened consultation on the 3rd tranche of Marine Conservation Zones proposed for English marine waters. 41 new MCZs are proposed and there are also new features for conservation proposed for 12 exisitng MCZs. The consultation seeks views on the new sites and additional features, but also provides an opportunity to submit

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New research: ‘Coastal England: Are young people a ‘lost generation’?’

The National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) have published a report regarding public perceptions of the English coast focusing on people between the ages of 18 and 35. Key findings from the report highlight that over half of those surveyed were unaware of opportunities at the coast and 80% of people stated that they would rather visit

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New report highlights the financial and emotional value of protecting our seas

A study of divers and anglers has put a value in £ billions on the economic benefits and public well-being that the creation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in UK seas will bring, in addition to the benefits to habitats and wildlife.  The UK National Ecosystem Assessment final report ‘The value of potential marine protected

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Revocation of the Regional Strategy for the North West

On April 24th the Secretary of State laid in Parliament the statutory instrument revoking the Regional Strategy for the North West. The Regional Strategy for the North West (Revocation) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/934) will come into force on 20th May 2013. The Regional Strategy for the North West comprises both the North West of England Plan

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Report on Economic and Social Costs of Overfishing

The New Economics Foundation (nef) has published a report on the economic and social costs of overfishing in EU waters. The report, ‘Lost at Sea’, estimates that overfishing has cost the EU £2.7billion and 100,000 jobs. For a summary, and to download the full report, visit the nef website.