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Three marine sites better protected as Highly Protected Marine Areas imposed

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The first three marine areas have now been given Highly Protected Marine Area status in English waters, which will aim to protect their marine ecosystems for generations to come. Species and habitats found at the sites will benefit from the highest levels of protection against human activities such as dredging and trawling. The designated sites are Allonby Bay, North East of Farnes Deep and Dolphin Head.

Defra calls for more action to protect the world’s ocean

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  There was national and regional coverage following our announcement of new projects under the Blue Planet Fund to boost marine conservation efforts worldwide, fight climate change, and support vulnerable coastal communities. The Independent reported the UK has pledged nearly …

Defra announces Highly Protected Marine Areas to be designated in English waters

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There has been widespread national, regional and trade coverage of Defra’s announcement this week that marine habitats and wildlife are set to receive the highest levels of protection as the government announces the first three Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) …