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The Compass Pilot Report for North Devon

UK SEAS Project

This compass is a product of the UK SEAS project, a partnership of WWF and Sky Ocean Rescue, aiming to improve the management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the UK and share lessons across Europe and beyond. Being an evaluation tool for MPA management effectiveness, the compass contains 38 criteria that address different aspects of the management of MPAs. The compass is divided into three phases: the creation phase, the pioneer phase and the self sufficient phase, and was applied as a trial in the project's case study area North Devon in the summer of 2018. The UK SEAS Project developed several other reports and communications tools that can be find via the link below.