Consultation: Marine Strategy Part Two: Monitoring Programmes

Closes 23:45, 17th November 2020

Defra, the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government are seeking views on the updated marine monitoring programmes for the state of the UK’s seas.

The proposed monitoring programmes will be used to gather evidence on the status of different parts of the UK marine environment to provide information for each of the UK Marine Strategy descriptors and measure progress towards Good Environmental Status across biodiversity, productivity, and pressures in UK seas. It notes progress already made and identifies the gaps and opportunities which should be addressed in the near future.

The target audiences for the consultation – which takes the form of an online survey – are groups or individuals who use the sea for any purpose or have an interest in it, business users of the sea, national and local interest groups, and governments in other OSPAR contracting parties.

For more information and to respond follow this link.

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