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Well Managed Sites

Three SACs already have fisheries management measures in place:

and the following two MPAs do not require any measures to be put in place:

  • Hatton Rockall Basin MPA is located in NEAFC waters: it falls outside the existing fishing area footprint which means that fishing could only take place after an Environmental Impact Assessment
  • North-West Orkney MPA is for the protection of sandeels: the seabed in this area prevents sandeel fishing from taking place. This means that the site is naturally protected from the fishing method that would target sandeels