Presentation title - North Sea Advisory Council

Report
NSRAC involvement in the Cross Border
Marine Spatial Planning on the Dogger
Bank
David Goldsborough
NSRAC Amsterdam, February 28th 2013
Focus presentation
Observations and lessons learnt from the NSRAC
marine spatial planning participatory
stakeholder process on the Dogger Bank
Outline
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MASPNOSE
The Dogger Bank (DB)
Spatial management of the DB
Stakeholder involvement
Main findings
1. The MASPNOSE project
• DGMARE funded (18 months)
• Preparatory action on Maritime Spatial
Planning (MSP)
• 2010-2012
MASPNOSE aimed to facilitate concrete, crossborder cooperation among European countries
on ecosystem-based MSP
• Dogger Bank process as real case study
Two case studies in MASPNOSE
Thornton
Bank
2. The Dogger Bank
• Largest sandbank in the North Sea
• Shallow dynamic flat top ,
surrounding slopes more stable
• Over 300 km long and max 120 km
wide
• Overall 17,600 km2
• Nearest land 100 km UK
• Nutrient rich currents
• Important fishing grounds
• Wind farm area UK
3. Spatial management of the DB
• Fisheries Management in Relation to Nature
Conservation
• Legal framework Natura 2000, Habitats
directive:
• EU Habitat H1110 (‘sandbanks slightly covered by
seawater all the time’)
• Legal obligations Member States (UK, NL and
GER)
• But also wind farm development (UK)
Three Special Areas of Conservation (SACs)
GER
NL
UK
Conservation Objectives?
German SAC
objectives
UK cSAC
objectives
Dutch SAC
objectives
Fisheries where, when, how and by
whom?
Forewind wind farm development
(9GW) zone on the UK cSAC
Five benthic communities
Van Moorsel, GWNM (2011) Species and habitats of the international Dogger Bank. ecosub, Doorn.
Danish sand eel fishing effort 2007-2009
(copyright ICES)
Beam trawl effort 2007-2009
(copyright ICES)
4. Stakeholder involvement
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FIMPAS
Institutional setting
Four stakeholder processes
MASPNOSE facilitation and support of NSRAC
FIMPAS: Fisheries Measures in
Protected Areas (NL)
In January 2011 FIMPAS
recognises cross boundary nature
of the Dogger Bank SACs and
their fisheries, and an intergovernmental Dogger Bank
Steering Group (DBSG) is set up
DBSG invites a stakeholder-led
North Sea Regional Advisory
Council (NSRAC) proposal for a
fisheries management plan for the
combined Dogger Bank SAC area
Initial DBSG process for 2011
Institutional setting
Dogger Bank
Steering Group
FOREWIND
Liaison
Fishing
industry
NSRAC FG
MASPNOSE
NGOs
Four MSP processes
1. May 2011 – October 2011
2. Stakeholder workshop Dublin November
2011
3. December 2011 – February 2012
4. March 2012 – April 2012
DBSG:
NL (chair), UK, GER, DK, ICES, EC
NSRAC FG:
Fishing sector, NGOs, FOREWIND
liaison, MASPNOSE
1. May 2011 – October 2011
• NSRAC FG
• MASPNOSE Facilitation and budget including
GIS support
• NSRAC position papers outlining a fisheries
management plan for the combined area
covered by the 3 national Natura 2000 sites
(SACs) of the Dogger Bank
Meetings
• Scoping Meeting
– Terms of Reference (TOR)
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Workshop 1 (June 2011) (24 hours)
Workshop 2 (August 2011) (24 hours)
Workshop 3 (October 2011)
Position Paper
Facilitated stakeholder meetings
Interactive spatial tools – joint fact finding
Science “on demand”
Where highest
beam trawl fishing
effort in period
2007-2009?
Result
NSRAC position papers outlining a fisheries
management plan for the combined area
covered by the 3 national Natura 2000 sites
(SACs) of the Dogger Bank....
....but no zoning proposal
NSRAC receives observer status in DBSG
2. Stakeholder workshop Dublin Nov. 2011
• DBSG, NSRAC FG and other invited
stakeholders
• Facilitation ICES
• Budget DBSG
• Reflect on proposal including three scenarios,
developed with the assistance of ICES (led by
Hans Lassen), drawing on some of the
NSRAC’s elements but also including new
elements, and –if required- provide input for a
scenario four
Result
NSRAC to continue to develop a zoning proposal
within strict terms of reference set by the DBSG
NSRAC FG to include DBSG observers (= NSRAC
FG+)
3. December 2011 – February 2012
• NSRAC FG+
• Facilitation CMP and GIS support GEODAN
• Budget DBSG Member States and fishing
sector (50:50)
• To develop a draft proposal, including a joint
zoning proposal, for a fisheries management
regime for the Dogger Bank
Meetings
• Scoping Meeting NSRAC FG+ (December 9th
2011)
• Workshop 1 (January 9th 2012)
• Workshop 2 (January 23rd 2012)
Result
• NSRAC could not agree on joint zoning
proposal as elaborated in February, 2012
NSRAC SPWG report
Blue working map
4. March 2012 – April 2012
• NSRAC FG+ and chair NSRAC
• Facilitation & Budget MASPNOSE
• To develop a draft proposal for a fisheries
management regime for the Dogger Bank. This
was a continuation of the objective of the
third process
Meetings
• Scoping Meeting NSRAC FG with chair and
vice-chair NSRAC (March 12th 2012)
• Workshop NSRAC FG working group (March
22nd 2012)
Result
• Final position paper on fisheries management
in relation to nature conservation for the
combined area of 3 national Natura 2000 sites
(SACs) on the Dogger Bank, including two
annexes explaining the rationale behind the
NGO and industry zoning proposals
5. Main Findings
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Levels of engagement
Process requirements
Transparency
Spatial Tools
Key Principles
• NSRAC observations
Three levels of engagement
Informing
Consulting
Coordinating
Clear (cross-border) process required
Transparency in front and back stage
Front stage
Back stage
Use geo-spatial tools
Dogger Bank map-table session, August 2011
What needs to be added to EC 10
key principles on MSP?
• Establish mandate
• Financing of stakeholder involvement
• Adaptive management
Observations NSRAC process
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Terms of References agreed first
Script with clear:
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Rules of engagement
Roles & Tasks
All workshops set
Agreed output
Transparency was key
NSRAC FG Owner of process
Trust is essential
Members of FG take responsibility
Start of dialogue based on content
Thank you!

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