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Impact Assessments for nature conservation: effective and reflexive?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-110
Number of pages18
JournalPublic Law
Issue number1
DateAccepted/In press - 15 Apr 2015
DatePublished (current) - Jan 2016


Presents an evaluation of whether impact assessments (IAs) used when designating marine conservation zones (MCZs) are capable of being a tool for balancing different options and also a reflexive process. Discusses the role of IAs in better regulation, the methodology of the study, involving two case studies from the fishing sector, and how the MCZ evidence is gathered, categorised and used. Considers the benefits and shortcomings of IAs.

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  • Fisheries, Impact assessments, Marine conservation zones, Socio-legal studies

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    Rights statement: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Public Law following peer review. The definitive published version "Impact assessments for nature conservation: effective and reflexive?", Margherita Pieraccini and Emma Cardwell, Public Law. 2016, Jan, 93-110, is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service.

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