Fishing regulations in MPAs also differ greatly, and no single source of information for such restrictions currently exists.
Kingfisher is currently working on a project which will provide consolidated data on the UK’s MPA network in formats which assist fishermen:
- A user-friendly website with simple maps showing the impact on fishing in each MPA
- Fishing plotter files, allowing fishermen to import and view positional data and information about fishing restrictions for MPAs
These resources – which will be made available to fishermen free of charge via Kingfisher - will help to increase compliance with regulations; promote environmental protection and support responsible, sustainable fishing.