Marine Protected Areas
IFCAs and the Association’s role in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
- IFCAs are champions of healthy seas and sustainable fisheries for the benefit of all
- MPAs provide a network of sites to protect, enhance and manage our seas and the animals and plants that live in it
- IFCAs work with local stakeholders and communities to promote and grow the local economy and livelihoods by sustainable management of inshore fisheries
The UK is committed to implementing a well-managed network of MPAs by 2016 and this will comprise of European Marine Sites and Marine Conservation Zones. The Association has been working closely with the Chief Officers Group to agree with Defra a delivery plan for both EMS and MCZ appropriate management measures.
Marine Protected Areas 2014-15