Inner Dowsing, Race Bank and North Ridge – MMO call for evidence

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is the government’s principal regulator for most activities in English waters. This includes the management of activities in marine protected areas (MPAs), except inside 6nm where IFCAs manage fishing activities in MPAs.


MMO are currently seeking views on the draft assessments for several MPAs, including one that lies partially in the Eastern IFCA district: Inner Dowsing, Race Bank and North Ridge Special Area of Conservation (SAC). This site lies off the Lincolnshire and Norfolk Coasts in the approaches to The Wash. MMO are seeking to verify their evaluation of fishing activity within this site, and inviting views on potential management options.


For further information, including how to respond to this call for evidence, please see:


MMO’s call for evidence letter is available at:


MMO’s draft fisheries assessment is available at:

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