Fine scaling the design of Falkland Islands Marine Management Areas
Dr Paul Brickle
South Atlantic Enviromental Research Institute, South Atlantic Enviromental Research Institute
Host Country Institutions:
South Atlantic Enviromental Research Institute
Phase II of the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Project included an Assessment of Fishing Closure Areas (as potential MPAs) against international criteria. Three areas were identified amounting to 15.31% of FI waters. Key baseline work is required for their effective design and management. Five steps have been identified for FIG approval; development of 1) economic consequences of the design (present and future), 2) Policy formulation, 3) Site Management Plans, 4) Suggested legislative framework and 5) Legacy Planning (resourcing, financial, human).