Tag Archives: SAC

Closed – Survey on Impacts of non-licensable activities on Marine Protected Areas

Closing date: midgnight Friday 31st August 2018 The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has commissioned the University of Hull’s Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS) to conduct a survey to gather local and regional evidence of non-licensable activities taking place in English inshore and offshore Marine Protected Areas (SPAs, SACs, MCZs). This work will contribute

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Closed – Consultation: Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing – 30th Seaward Licensing Round Draft Appropriate Assessments

Closes 5 p.m. 29th March 2018 The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has opened a 6 week consultation on draft Appropriate Assessments for oil and gas licensing Blocks applied for in the 30th Seaward Licensing Round. In July 2017 the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced the 30th Seaward Licensing Round. As a

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Closed – Consultations on Marine Protected Areas

It’s a busy time for marine conservation; in addition to the recent announcements of 23 new Marine Conservation Zones Defra and Natural England have launched 6 consultations on new or extended Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in English waters – including one which combines the existing Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary MPAs by adding extensions –

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Consultation Report on the Management of Inshore Special Areas of Conservation and Marine Protected Areas Approaches – Marine Scotland Report

The Scottish Government has published a report called ’2014 Consultation on the Management of Inshore Special Areas of Conservation and Marine Protected Areas Approaches’. The report reviews an array of management practices proposed for 16 protected areas in Scotland (8 Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and 10 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), with 2 having both designations).

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Revised approach to the management of commercial fisheries in European Marine Sites: overarching policy and delivery

The MMO has published a guidance document. The document setts out their revised approach to the management of commercial fisheries in all European Marine Sites in England to ensure that current and future fishing activity is managed in accordance with the Habitats Directive (Article 6). The revised approach will be applied on a phased and risk-prioritised basis to both

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European Marine Sites – one stop shop for conservation advice

Natural England has brought together detailed conservation advice for European Marine Sites (SPAs, SACs, or both) into one easily accessible resource on their website. Visit their web page and click on ‘latest information’ to access the list of sites. In the north west these include: Solway Firth EMS, Shell Flat and Lune Deep cSAC, Ribble and

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