Author: CEFAS. Technical Report number: 106. This Report lists all the closed areas in the UK Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) which prohibit access to fishing vessels for 12 months a year, and which may also regulate access to particular gears. There are other local and national seasonal restrictions on access by vessels which are beyond the scope of this report, but it should be noted that where such short term bans regulate access to a seasonal fishery, they can in effect constitute a 12 month closure. Areas are grouped according to whether the closure applies to (a) a particular form of fishing (interpreted as a gear type or target species), (b) all forms of fishing activity, (c) all seabed extraction activities, and (d) all forms of human activity.
1997, CEFAS, A review of closed areas in the United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone