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Marine Protected Areas: Fisheries

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL12681, tabled on 27 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential use of Remote Electronic Monitoring technology to monitor vessels using (1) bottom trawling, and (2) other fishing practices that may harm marine ecosystems, on England’s Marine Protected Areas.

Answered on

10 February 2021

Defra has not conducted an assessment of this nature. Defra did run a call for evidence to collect a range of evidence on the use of Remote Electronic Monitoring between 19 October and 30 November 2020. The responses are currently being analysed and a response will be published in due course.