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A Strategy for Marine Nature Conservation in Scotland’s Seas

Marine Scotland and the Scottish Government have published a Strategy for Marine Nature Conservation in Scotland’s Seas. The strategy sets out aims and objectives for protecting and enhancing marine biodiversity in Scottish waters. The strategy is designed to facilitate co-operation in pursuit of shared marine objectives in the UK and to meet national and international

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Scotland’s National Marine Plan – Pre-consultation Draft

Marine Scotland and the Scottish Government have published a pre-consultation draft of Scotland’s National Marine Plan. The National Marine Plan is being created as part of the Scottish Government’s introduction of marine planning for Scotland’s Seas, after the introduction of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010. The National Marine Plan will manage increasing demands for the use

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UK Marine Policy Statement Published

Defra have published the UK Marine Policy Statement, as the latest stage of forming the UK’s new marine planning strategy. Adopted by all UK administrations, the Marine Policy Statement will help achieve the shared UK vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse seas and oceans. The Marine Policy Statement will enable an appropriate and

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Irish Sea Conservation Zones: 3rd Progress Report

The Irish Sea Conservation Zones project (www.irishseaconservationzone.org.uk) has published its third progress report. You can read and download it here. http://www.irishseaconservation.org.uk/sites/default/files/Third%20progress%20report.pdf

Europe’s seas: Commission sets out criteria for good environmental status

Last year, The EC adopted a decision outlining criteria necessary to achieve good environmental status (GES) for Europe’s seas. This is required under the Marine Strategy Frame Work, which aims to achieve good environmental status in all EU marine waters by 2020. The criteria for GES focuses on different aspects of marine ecosystems, including biological

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Marine Knowledge 2020

The European Commission have launched a new initiative aiming to unlock and assemble data from different sources and facilitate their use for purposes beyond those that they were originally intended for. ‘Marine knowledge 2020’ will have 3 major benefits: Improving the efficiency of those who use marine data; opening new opportunities and driving marine sector

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UK Marine Policy Statement – consultation response

The North West Coastal Forum’s response to Defra’s consultation on the UK’s Marine Policy Statement. October 2010

Marine Planning System for England – consultation response

North West Coastal Forum’s response to Defra’s Marine Planning System for England consultation document. October 2010