Tag: highly protected marine areas

Environmentalists call for communities to be at heart of improved marine protection

03 May 2023

A coalition of environmental groups has said that local communities must be at the heart of the roll out of improved protections for our seas, ahead of a debate in parliament (Wed). The Scottish Government has committed to introducing Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) to support ecosystem recovery and protect against climate change. The network […]

Evidence Base Briefing on HPMAs

02 May 2023

Summary: There is a very strong global evidence base showing that Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) have a positive impact ecologically and can support the fishing industry. HPMAs, also known as marine reserves or no take zones, act as nurseries and refuges and as such benefit marine species and habitats both within the protected area […]

Highly Protected Marine Areas can help tackle the ocean emergency – Calum Duncan

05 Apr 2023

No-one knows more than the communities living around Scotland’s vast coastline how important and stunning our seas are. The health of the ocean, and particularly the seabed, is at the heart of sustaining communities reliant on wildlife tourism, fishing and aquaculture. The ocean regulates half the oxygen we breathe. Our lives literally depend on it. […]

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