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Turn Marine Conservation Areas into No Take Zones

Submitted by David Wood on Sunday 30th May 2021

Published on Monday 7th June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 7th December 2021

Current Signatures: 7
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Crime ~ Criminal ~ environment ~ fish ~ Government ~ Justices ~ Marine ~ The Government ~ UK ~ UK Marine ~ Zones

Petition Action

Turn Marine Conservation Areas into No Take Zones

Petition Details

I ask the Government to improve the protection of UK marine life by implementing No Take Zones (NTZ). This can be achieved using existing Marine Conservation Area boundaries, authorities, technologies and criminal justice procedures. NTZs should support our fragile ecosystem and UK fish industry

Additional Information

NTZs, which include all fishing, mining and seabed disruption, would provide sanctuary for marine life. NTZs should nin turn supply the fishing permitted areas with a steady source of catch.
The Marine Management Organisation should be tasked with enforcement. They already require boats to have Vessel Monitoring Systems (GPS tracking). Breaching NTZs should be considered as assumed activity and thus as a Corporate Environment Crime. Such clear legislation will make management and prosecution easier.


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