Off the Coast of Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight there are 7 European Marine Sites designated to protect and improve some of Europe’s most important habitats and species. These sites form part of the vibrant ecologically important coastal waters of the Southern IFCA District and support the commercial and recreational fisheries which are important contributors to the local economy.
Fishing in European Marine Sites a revised approach
Southern IFCA is required to introduce local management measures to prevent damage to the most sensitive features within District waters
Restrictions are likely to spread to other acivities,so this could be indicative of future management measures in the MCZ areas too.
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