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R059 - The baseline social and economic environment local to marine protected areas

Evidence requirement R059: Information to develop a framework for gathering information on the economic and social baselines of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

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R059 - The baseline social and economic environment local to marine protected areas

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Requirement R059

Information to develop a framework for gathering information on the economic and social baselines of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Requirement detail

The MMO requires information on the economic and social baselines of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). This should be achieved through the development of a framework for social and economic assessments to be made. The framework should provide a systematic, auditable and repeatable process that can be used across the whole MPA network. It is recognised that the relevance and importance of activities will vary between sites locally and regionally.

Also valuable to this requirement is the completion of assessments for all MPA sites, to complement the existing evidence base for MPAs.

In particular, whilst there may be good information on fisheries behaviour and landings, further valuation techniques and assessments of displacement behaviour are required. In addition, very little information and data is available to the MMO on recreational activities at a site level.

MMO use

Marine conservation:

  • Assess the potential impact of a byelaw on a given community and make sure that any such impact has been properly assessed within the IA process

External interest

Cefas, Natural England, JNCC

Delivery target

2018, Quarter 4

Published 10 August 2016
Last updated 26 August 2016 + show all updates
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