Research and analysis

Managing fisheries in MPAs - Approach and Process

Overview of the approach and process taken to managing fisheries in marine protected areas (MPA)



The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) are carrying out site assessments for marine protected areas (MPA) in English inshore waters. These assessments will help ensure current and potential fishing activities do not have a negative impact on habitats and species in these MPAs.

This document provides an overview of the approach and process taken for assessing the sites using a risk based approach.

Published 20 January 2016