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The Blue Belt Programme: looking back on 2020/2021

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Surveying coral reefs Pitcairn Islands

Kylie Bamford, Head of Marine Conservation for the UK Overseas Territories, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: The Blue Belt Programme supports delivery of the UK government’s commitment to provide long term protection and sustainable management of marine environments across the …

Balancing trade-offs for offshore activities? How we reviewed compensatory measures and their role in meeting net zero goals

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Wind turbines in front of sunset

Offshore wind developments exist among other marine activities, how do we balance them and is compensation suitable in order to meet net zero goals? The UK’s marine area is becoming increasingly busy with multiple users from different sectors all making …

A call to all marine environment stakeholders: how can your data and needs inform fisheries management processes in the Celtic Seas?

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As a fisheries scientist, I believe that there is a need to consider the wider role of ecosystem processes in sustainable management of the marine environment – not looking at a single species or process in isolation. My team and …