Editorial: UK fishing alliance gaining strength in fight to shape MPAs

(fishnewseu.com) — THE Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Coalition has attracted support from every part of the UK and beyond.

In the four weeks since its launch in Westminster, fishermen and fishing businesses from Shetland to Cornwall have registered their support and made substantial contributions to the Coalition’s fighting fund.

The latest body to join is the newly formed Dutch Demersal Fishermen’s Association (VisNed) whose members are concerned about the impact of marine protected areas on the operation of their vessels in UK waters.

The MPA Coalition was established to ensure that the fishing industry has a strong voice before decisions are made on the designation of marine protected areas and the management measures required within them.

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