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1 Devon & Severn IFCA Lundy – England’s First NTZ and MCZ An Example of Effective Co- Management Sarah Clark Principal Environment Officer

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3 Lundy has led the way in marine conservation in Britain: Britain's First voluntary marine reserve First statutory Marine Nature Reserve First No Take Zone First Marine Conservation Zone Lundy – MPA History

4 Some Fact’s about Lundy: Its small….5km (3miles) long by 1.2km (0.5miles) wide Located in the Bristol channel – 18km from Hartland Point Lundy – MPA History

5 Several marine scientists suggested Lundy as a Marine reserve - Initial concerns where at the taking of souvenirs by divers – sea fans, urchins and crawfish - Keith Hiscock discovery of the sunset cup coral – the first in British waters 1971 – publicity and consultations on the proposal to establish Lundy as a voluntary marine reserve HWM to 1km offshore around the Island aiming to: Protect natural populations of marine plants and animals from the deleterious effects of man’s influence so that the natural beauty and scientific interest of the marine environment is preserved Foster an interest in underwater studies and to supply facilities for divers wishing to view Lundy's submarine world Bring Lundy’s underwater beauty and fascination to casual users to the Island – information, displays Lundy’s MPA Timeline

6 1970s – Continued focus on marine research around the Island - rockpools, caves, intertidal, rocky shores, sediments, corals, fish First Management Policy – voluntary – community initiative involving marine biologists, Landmark Trust, Nature Conservancy, Lundy Field Society – DSFC involved in discussions on the proposal for Lundy as a marine reserve 1983 – First Management Plan 1986 – Voluntary code of conduct – involving range of stakeholders including fishers largely focussed on divers & the talking of souvenirs and ‘one for the pot’ for shellfish 1986 – Lundy becomes Britain’s first statutory MNR 1986 – DSFC/IFCA byelaws – no spear fishing in MNR/MCZ - no trawling in large area of MNR/MCZ - no pots in vicinity of the Knoll Pins 1993 – Zoning scheme introduced – idea copied from the Great Barrier Reef Zoning scheme 1995 – Lundy has the first NTZ – DSFC/ D&S IFCA byelaw –huge support from fishing industry Revised Zoning Scheme 2005 – Lundy Special Area of Conservation Lundy become the first MCZ

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8 Collaboration and Co- Management Collaboration Lundy MCZ Advisory Group Fishermen & fishermen’s associations Universities SNCB Charter boat owners Divers Visitors Volunteers D&S IFCA DWT WWF Sea Anglers

9 IFCA will lead, champion and manage a sustainable marine environment and inshore fisheries, by successfully securing the right balance between social, environmental and economic benefits to ensure healthy seas, sustainable fisheries and a viable industry. IFCA role – Its Mission IFCAs Role – its Mission

10 Collaboration and Research

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12 ‘Spillover’ – adult, juvenile, tagging studies Growth and population structure Brood stock – larvae and recruitment CPUE – fishermen’s diaries Collaborative Research - Working with fishermen

13 Lobster disease research – Cefas, Swansea University Lobster genetics – paternity studies – Bangor University Natural mortality and growth studies - Cefas Collaborative Research - Working with fishermen and scientists

14 Collaborative Research - Working with Lundy Warden

15 Lundy Management Group & Management Plan Lundy Manager and warden Owners/ managers of the island- National Trust & Landmark Trust Natural England D&S IFCA MMO English Heritage Environment Agency Users – Lundy Field Society, RSBP Fishers Visitors Lundy MCZ Advisory Group Effective Co -Management

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17 Pictures courtesy of Succorfish TM Current and Future Fisheries Management

18 Future Management – EMS feature/ gear interactions

19 Future Management – MCZ Management

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