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MPAs: your questions answered

Protecting the UK's seas is a complex matter. If you're confused about Marine Protected Areas and the challenges involved in managing them, this is a good place to start

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How the Marine Management Organisation are protecting MPAs

As of 13th June 2022 four byelaws have come into effect, banning damaging fishing activity from four Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). We spoke to the Marine Management Organisation - tasked with protecting the UK's seas - on what these byelaws mean and how they'll protect our MPAs.

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