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NSRAC involvement in the Cross
Border
Marine Spatial Planning on the Dogger
Bank



David Goldsborough

NSRAC Amsterdam, February 28
th

2013

Focus presentation



Observations and lessons learnt from the NSRAC
marine spatial planning participatory
stakeholder process on the Dogger Bank




Outline


1.
MASPNOSE

2.
The Dogger Bank (DB)

3.
Spatial management of the DB

4.
Stakeholder involvement

5.
Main findings



1
. The MASPNOSE project


DGMARE
funded (18 months)


Preparatory action on Maritime Spatial
Planning (MSP)


2010
-
2012


MASPNOSE
aimed to facilitate concrete, cross
-
border 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 km
2


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)

UK

NL

GER

Conservation Objectives?

German SAC

o
bjectives

Dutch SAC

objectives

UK
c
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, Doo
rn
.

Danish sand eel fishing effort 2007
-
2009

(
copyright

ICES
)


Beam trawl effort 2007
-
2009

(copyright ICES)


4. Stakeholder involvement



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
inter
-
governmental
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

NSRAC FG

Fishing
industry

NGOs

MASPNOSE

FOREWIND

Liaison


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)


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

b
eam 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
z
oning 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


Levels of engagement


Process requirements


Transparency


Spatial Tools


Key Principles



NSRAC observations










Informing

Consulting

Coordinating

Three
levels of engagement

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


Terms of References agreed first


Script with clear:

o
Rules of engagement

o
Roles & Tasks

o
All workshops set

o
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!