This study was commissioned by Natural England and the Marine Management Organisation to collate and update the evidence base on the significance of impacts from recreational activities on designated features in MPAs, carry out a review and collate case study examples of the range of management options such as codes of conduct and engage with national governing bodies for different activities to look at existing national good practice, opportunities for further work and recommendations.
The outputs include:
*Evidence briefing notes, to provide a high level review of the evidence base relating to the impacts of each activity/activity group on biological features and a generic assessment of the likelihood of significant impacts on a designated site’s Conservation Objectives;
*A management toolkit (see file below), to provide a high level review of the types of measures available for managing recreational activities, the roles and responsibilities of relevant authorities and case study examples of management measures.
*This report, which provides further information on the study methodology and highlighting the recommendations from both regulators and stakeholders in relation to good practice messaging and mitigation of impacts from marine recreational activities.
This report is accompanied by 13 Evidence Information Notes.