Call for evidence - MMO assessment of fishing and non-licensable activity impacts in Marine Protected Areas

Closes 15 Dec 2020

Opened 28 Oct 2020


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).

We are currently seeking views on the draft assessments for four offshore and one inshore MPAs:

  • The Canyons Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ);
  • Dogger Bank Special Area of Conservation (SAC);
  • Inner Dowsing, Race Bank and North Ridge SAC;
  • South Dorset MCZ; and
  • Studland Bay MCZ.

Please note, you do not need to respond to all of the surveys, only those that are relevant to you. 

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