Ocean Recovery
Conference 2022


9.30 - 9.55
Keynote 5 - Tom McCormack, CEO of the Marine Management Organisation

Chair: Tim Morris, Chief Executive UK Major Ports Group

10.00 - 11.15
Session 11 - The State of Marine Environment– how is it faring and what measures are needed?

Chair: Colin Moffat, Robert Gordon University

Objective: Objective:  To describe the latest information on the state of marine environment in UK waters, outline the drivers of the observed changes, conclude on the likely consequences of further developments (e.g. marine renewables) and explore options for the future.

Marine Strategy Update – Andrew Scarsbrook, Defra 

The Marine Strategy – an eNGO perspective – Chris Tuckett, Marine Conservation Society

The need for regional indicators and annual reporting to drive local marine nature recovery – Ruth Williams, Cornwall Wildlife Trust

11.25 - 12.40
Session 12 - Fisheries: Delivering on the ground for fisheries, climate and the environment

Chair: Mark Duffy, Natural England 

Objective: To highlight positive steps and ideas that are being set out to deliver benefits for fisheries, climate and the environment.

Towards climate smart fishing – an eNGO perspective – Gareth Cunningham, MCS  

Cooperative scallop fishery management in Ramsey Bay Marine Nature Reserve – update and implications after a decade of experiencePeter Duncan, Isle of Man Government & Isobel Bloor, Bangor University

What’s that got to do with the price of fish?  Valuing the impacts of the North Sea sandeel fishery to show how natural capital accounting can help improve our seasJo Bayes, Natural England  

Remote Electronic Monitoring with cameras – underpinning sustainability?Helen McLachlan, RSPB

12.40 - 13.10
13.10 - 14.25
Session 13 - The UK Fisheries – Future Prospects

Chair: Helen McLachlan, RSPB

Objective: To outline the current developments which are framing the future of fishing in the UK and explore how innovations could have an impact.

The Joint Fisheries StatementRobbie Fisher & Samantha King, Defra

More questions than answers, the future for our inshore fisheries – Jerry Percy, Director of the Under Tens Fishermen’s Association (NUTFA) 

Fisheries Innovation: Funding change that makes a difference – Tom Catchpole, Cefas

Can you generate public goods with public money through fishing and aquaculture?Duncan Vaughan, Natural England

14.35 - 15.50
Session 14 - MPAs: From Paper Parks to real protection

Chair: Joan Edwards, The Wildlife Trusts

Objective: To provide an update on MPAs and the progress that is being made to achieving a fully protected MPA network.

HPMAs progress & Management plans for every offshore MPA by 2024 – Tim Adey, Defra

Progress toward well-managed MPAs and new HPMAs in Scotland: MCS perspective – Calum Duncan, Head of Conservation Scotland, Marine Conservation Society

IFCAs delivering MPA objectives – news from the frontline – Robert Clark, Association of IFCAs

30×30 and marine protected areas – Angelo Villagomez, Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress

16.00 - 17.15
Session 15 - Restoring Estuarine and Coastal Habitats (REACH) - Delivering Nature Based Solutions at scale

Chair: Steve Hull, ABPmer

Objective: to provide us with views on what actions we need to take to scale up restoration of estuarine and coastal habitats.

Restoring Meadow, Marsh and Reef – progress – Ben Green, Environment Agency

Coast to coast: nature-based solutions for climate, biodiversity and people – Jazz Austin, RSPB

Multistate partnership working together to improve water quality and coast resilienceMegan Ossmann, Chesapeake Research Consortium

17.25 - 17.50
Keynote 6 - Innovation, Recovery & Action - Bob Earll, Coastal Futures and CMS

Chair: Roger Proudfoot,  Environment Agency