The designation of marine protected areas | Marine@Ugent

The designation of marine protected areas

The regulatory framework of marine protected areas in the Belgian part of the North Sea have been evaluated by the Maritime Institute and LDR lawyers. They determined whether the existing protection under Belgian jurisdiction was in accordance with international obligations. Recommendations were made. The designation of the site 'Vlakte van de Raan' has been discussed, as well as the tension between fisheries and Marine Protected Areas. 


Read more about this in the paper "The conservation of Belgian marine Natura 2000 sites' (Cliquet A., & Schoukens H.)