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Potential for eco-moorings as management option for Marine Protected Areas - ME6010

Description
Eco-moorings avoid or limit the physical pressures caused by anchors and traditional swinging moorings, which can damage or disturb marine habitats and species. This study provides a review of eco-moorings experience, and an assessment of them as a management option for Marine Protected Areas (MPA), including potential funding mechanisms. This study was commissioned on behalf of Defra by the Marine Biodiversity Evidence Group (MB IEG).
Objective
The study has two main objectives:

Objective 1: Collation of the latest evidence and information on practical issues relating to eco-moorings, through consultation with relevant manufacturers, marine managers, those involved in existing deployments and insurance companies; and

Objective 2: Analysis of realistic options for funding the on-going provision of eco-moorings.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : EcoMooringStudy Final   (2212k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2016

To: 2017

Cost: £9,848
Contractor / Funded Organisations
C E F A S (CEFAS)
Keywords
Biodiversity              
Environmental Impact              
Habitats              
Marine              
Natural Environment