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Welcome to the references section of the UK MPA Centre. Here you can browse over 300 references, including peer-reviewed publications, special reports, grey literature and case studies relating to MPA design, principles relevant to the selection of MPAs, the effects of MPAs and the evaluation of MPA success. It is also possible to search MPA References. Links to documents are provided, where available. If you have a comment or an article you would like to see added to this list, please contact info@ukmpas.org.uk

Marine Protected Areas Workshop, 27-29th October, Liverpool

Full ReferenceCovey, R. 2008. Marine casework: standards and guidance. .
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Summary Roger Covey's presentation introduced a workshop breakout session to look at the inconsistencies in marine casework. In addition to highlight potential areas where casework inconsistencies may arise, it asked why it might matter that there are differences, in particular those which are not necessarily site specific. Finally the presentation promoted discussion on how MPA practitioners could standardise casework through discussion and guidance material.
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Full ReferenceHume, C. 2008. Does Site Condition Monitoring help with management of marine SACs? .
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Summary The presentation looks at how site condition monitoring (SCM) may help with management of marine SACs. The talk first summarizes the Scottish approach to SCM before using various examples to show whether SCM has helped with management of a site. Finally the presentation looks at the approaches to resolving issues and final outcomes.
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Full ReferenceBreen, J. 2008. Restoration of sites-Strangford Lough. .
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Summary This presentation presents the historical background to the degradation and infraction process relating to the impacts of fishing on Modiolus beds in Strangford Lough. Joe Breen also presents the plan for restoration and outlines performance measures.
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Full ReferenceKay, L. 2008. Awareness raising in Pen Llyn a'r Sarnau SAC. .
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Summary Presentation summarizing efforts to raise awareness of Pen Llŷn a'r Sarnau SAC and associated coastal environments.
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Full ReferenceDavis, C. 2008. Marine Protected Areas - Communicating the different designations. .
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Summary Presentation that outlines MPA structure and types and stresses need for support of Finding Sanctuary in developing MCZs.
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Full ReferenceQuigley, M 2008. The Future for EMS Project Officers... .
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Summary Presentation describing the current roles and challenges of EMS officers and which roles may be required in the future.
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Full ReferenceMitchell, K. 2008. Natural England's Marine Campaign. .
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Summary Presentation describing the challenges Natural England faces in the creation of MPAs and how some of their campaign objectives are attempting to overcome them.
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Full ReferenceHoldaway, E. 2008. New Guidance for coastal protected landscapes: opportunities for European Marine Sites. .
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Summary Presentation on Europarc and its activities in creating European MPA networks.
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Full ReferenceSampson, B. & Lannin, A. 2008. Relationships with authorities - experience and learning from the field. .
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Summary Describes the responsibilities of EMS authorities and their relationship to EMS officers.
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Full ReferenceCoye, M. 2008. Improving Water Quality in European Marine Sites -Just a Pipe Dream? .
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Summary Natural England's efforts to improve water quality at EMSs by obtaining evidence and understanding impacts, reducing pollution loads and developing new tools.
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Full ReferenceDerriman, E. & McNair, S. 2008. Towed Demersal Gear & Scalloping -Case Study from the Fal & Helford. .
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Summary Examines the background and reasons behind Natural England not closing the Fal & Helford scallop fishery until 2007.
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Full ReferenceSmith, K. 2008. Marine non-natives and the Menai Strait mussel fishery: A Code of Good Practice. .
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Summary Outlines a code of conduct for mussell fisheries in the Menai Straight SAC, including recommendations to reduce the introduction of non-native species.
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Full ReferenceCurry, K. 2008. Coastal Development ~levies on new build to offset pressures~. .
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Summary Presentation suggesting levies on new builds in the Tamar Estuary SPA & Plymouth Sound & Estuaries SAC region to alleviate long-term human environmental impacts.
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Full ReferencePirie, C. 2008. Understanding the risks to European Marine Sites. .
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Summary Natural England presentation outlining plan to assess human-mitigated risks to European Marine Sites. It outlines how risk is currently determined and what improvements are being made in the assessment process, including better involvement of Relevant Authorities and re-examination of the sources of risks.
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Full ReferenceEnenmark, J. 2008. The Wadden Sea: Protection and Management in a Trans-boundary Context. .
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Summary Presentation discussing the multinational management of the Wadden Sea region, which includes SPAs, SACs and Ramsar sites. The trilateral management plan seeks to reduce eutrophication and pollution, manage mussel fisheries, recover seagrass beds and increase numbers of breeding or migrating bird species and marine mammals.
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Full ReferenceRamsay, J. 2008. Access to the English Coast. .
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Summary Outlines Natural England's efforts and plans to improve coastal access through development of coastal walkways and by allocating expansions of land for tourism activities. Also discuss consideration of safety, convenience, availability of land for expansion and accounting for coastal change in trail development.
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Full ReferenceStoker, B. & Aish, A. 2008. Completing the MPA network. .
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Summary Describes UK plans and progress among European and global efforts unite MPAs into a cohesive, ecologically-relevant network.
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Full ReferenceGilliland, P. 2008. Marine Strategy Framework Directive and Marine Protected Areas. .
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Summary Gives outline and criteria of EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive and how it relates to MPA management in the UK.
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Full ReferenceCrutchfield, Z. 2008. Emerging Issues and Drivers Working with the aggregate and oil and gas industries. .
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Summary JNCC presentation on how they are communicating with aggregate and oil & gas industries. Summarizes recent market progress of industries and their issues of concern regarding marine conservation and MPA development.
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Full ReferenceAshworth, J. 2008. New global tools and resources. .
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Summary An introduction to the Protect Planet Ocean website, which contains MPA-relevant material and integrates with Google Earth to provide regional information.
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Full ReferenceFawcett, A. 2008. Meeting the renewable energy and MPA targets -challenges & opportunities. .
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Summary Presentation of how targets for renewable energy development, such as offshore wind farm construction, may integrate with MPAs.
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Full ReferenceJackson, E. & Langmead, O. 2008. Role of the UK MPA Centre and work to date. .
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Summary A description of the UK MPA Centre as an information resource on MPAs. Features include news on MPA development and legislation, case studies detailing research conducted in MPAs, a discussion forum, an interactive map of UK MPAs and a list of references, many of which may be downloaded.
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Full ReferenceEno, C. 2008. Fisheries sensitivity mapping - to support management of SACs. .
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Summary Describes a framework to incorporate data from fishing activity, habitat maps and knowledge of marine species and ecosystem interactions into a model of fishery sensitivity, which can be used to assess habitat vulnerability.
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