Llŷn Marine Ecosystems Project
The Llŷn Marine Ecosystems Project is a pilot project located in Pen Llŷn and is an evolution of the work of the Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau Special Area of Conservation (PLAS SAC). The project developed from recommendations in a document produced by the Welsh Fishermen’s Association (WFA) called ‘Striking the Balance’ which proposed a method of managing the sea to improve our understanding of the marine environment and promote the recovery and resilience of ecosystems without having a detrimental impact on local fishermen and communities. The approach taken by the project and aspirations for the project are supported in principle by recent legislative developments in Wales: The Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015, and the Environment Bill 2016.
The project produced a report exploring an ecosystem based approach of the Llŷn fishery, and the project continues to discuss fishing and conservation issues, explore future projects, and to collaborate with Llŷn fishermen.
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