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FIMETI REPORTS

Over the past 25 years FIMETI has produced a number of  reports related to the need for sustainable use and management of Fair Isle's marine resource.

The following publications led to a

Proposal for a Marine Protected Area for the Waters around Fair Isle (MPA) 

which was presented by the Fair Isle community to the Scottish Government in December 2011.

 


IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER -

With the financial help of Scottish Office Rural Challenge and RSPB funding, FIMETI produced two policy reports in 1997 and 1998:

  • "Managing the Sea for Birds - Fair Isle and Adjacent Waters" (1997)

and

  • "Safeguarding Our Heritage" - the Fair Isle marine resource, a community proposal for its sustainable management" (1998).

 

From 2009, the isle has worked with the North Atlantic Fisheries College in the preparation of a local Marine Spatial Plan as part of the Scottish government's Scottish Sustainable Marine Environment Initiative (SSMEI.

 

In 2011, Fair Isle produced its own Marine Action Plan -

  • Fair Isle Marine Action Plan which encompasses the community's environmental, social and economic aspirations for the marine resource.

 

The above led to -

 

 


OTHER PUBLICATIONS

A number of booklets relating to various aspects of the natural and cultural values of the Fair Isle marine resource were also prepared and published in 2003-04. Some of these are still in stock and are available for sale.

 


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