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If we get this right, Marine Conservation Zones will be a protected from mobile fishing gears that are towed across
powerful force for good that will benefit both environment the seabed. Protection from all fishing produces the
and industry. There can be few industries more dependent greatest benefits to wildlife, and leads to the biggest
on a high quality environment and vigorous wildlife increases in spawning populations of commercially
populations than the fishing industry. Throughout the valuable fish.
world, Marine Conservation Zones that are protected
Through many years work in the fields of marine fisheries
from exploitation have shown a rapid rebound in stocks
and conservation, I have met hundreds of fishermen and
of commercial species like fish, scallops and lobsters.
engaged in sometimes frank and vigorous exchanges of
The UK’s first such protected area in Lundy has repeated
views with the leaders of fishing industry organisations. I
this experience with lobsters increasing seven fold in only
know that many in the industry fear that Marine Conser-
a few years. Because of the way that marine species breed
vation Zones will bring them more trouble by excluding
and disperse, protected areas can supply surrounding
people from parts of their fishing grounds. However,
fishing grounds with fish. They protect critical breeding
without a radical reinvention of fisheries management,
stocks of animals, or areas important to key life stages,
of which Marine Conservation Zones are a vital part,
such as nursery or spawning grounds. Most animals we
prospects for the industry are grim. Fish stocks can’t go
exploit release their offspring or larvae into open water
much lower. With active industry participation and support,
where they drift for a period of days to months before
we can design a network of Marine Conservation Zones
changing into juveniles, so over time, protected areas
that will produce benefits all round, and secure a brighter
export increasing numbers of fish and shellfish to places
future for industry and seafood lovers alike.
they can be caught.
Callum Roberts
Such benefits come at a price, however. Marine Conserva-
Professor of Marine Conservation and author of The Unnatural
tion Zones do little good if they are not given sufficient
History of the Sea, Gaia Books, an account of the effects of 1,000
protection. Fish stocks will not build up and habitats will
years of fishing and hunting on marine life.
not recover if protected areas remain open to significant
levels of fishing. Again, experience from overseas is
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