Ecologies and Identities: a socio-legal exploration of the Marine Protected Areas network in English seas

Project Details

Description

This three years long project focuses on the on-going efforts to establish an ecologically coherent network of marine protected areas (MPAs) as required under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCCA). The project aims to capture the key social and ecological dimensions of marine conservation law at this turning point by a) critically assessing the role played by marine conservation law in making the protected seascape resilient and b) looking at the impacts of marine conservation law on the identities and roles of sea users and other stakeholders. It is hoped that the project will not only contribute to academic literature in this area but will also make meaningful policy recommendations. Methodologically, desk-based analysis of marine conservation law complements fieldwork in three case study areas in England to compare different realities.

Layman's description

The project explores legal issues surrounding the establishment and governance of the marine protected areas network in English waters and its social and ecological implications. Using a case study approach, the project draws on stakeholders' perception and practices of MPAs and how they are affected by the ongoing implementation of Part V of the Marine and Costal Access Act 2009.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/10/121/10/15

Structured keywords

  • PolicyBristolGovernanceAndPublicServices

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  • Research Output

    • 5 Article (Academic Journal)

    Impact Assessments for nature conservation: effective and reflexive?

    Pieraccini, M. & Cardwell, E. J., Jan 2016, In : Public Law. 2016, 1, p. 93-110 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
    File
  • 89 Downloads (Pure)

    Towards deliberative and pragmatic co-management: a comparison between inshore fisheries authorities in England and Scotland

    Pieraccini, M. & Cardwell, E., 3 Jul 2016, In : Environmental Politics. 25, 4, p. 729-748 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
    File
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
    301 Downloads (Pure)

    Divergent perceptions of new marine protected areas: Comparing legal consciousness in Scilly and Barra, UK

    Pieraccini, M. & Cardwell, E., 22 Oct 2015, In : Ocean and Coastal Management. 119, p. 21-29 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
    File
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    227 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 1 Fellowship awarded competitively

    ESRC Future Leaders - Ecologies and Identities:a socio-legal exploration of the Marine Protected Areas network in English seas.

    Margherita Pieraccini (Recipient)

    1 Oct 20121 Oct 2015

    Activity: Other activity typesFellowship awarded competitively