The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is the government’s principal regulator for most activities in English waters. This includes the management of activities in marine protected areas (MPAs). It has now opened a consultation into the management of fishing in the MPAs.
It is seeking views on the draft assessments and management measures proposed for four offshore MPAs:
- Dogger Bank Special Area of Conservation;
- Inner Dowsing, Race Bank and North Ridge Special Area of Conservation;
- South Dorset Marine Conservation Zone; and
- The Canyons Marine Conservation Zone.
The consultation is open until 28 March 2021.
More information and the survey can be found on the MMO website.