Chair: Joan Edwards, The Wildlife Trusts
Vice Chair: Melissa Moore, Marine Conservation Society
Marine Policy and Campaigns Manager: Sarah Stuart-Smith, Link
This month the Marine Working Group continued work towards seeking the development of a UK ecologically coherent network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), with activities such as working in collaboration with our sister Links in Environment Links UK to develop a joint position for an effective and well managed network. The group is seeking a much-needed, ambitious and comprehensive third tranche of Marine Conservation Zones designations in England to progress towards a coherent network across the UK. A consultation for these designations is expected in 2017.
Over 180 MPs have already signed the Marine Charter - Link’s call for the swift designation of a representative and well managed ecologically coherent network of MPAs in UK seas. Further information on the Marine Charter is available here.
For further information on the group’s work please contact Sarah Stuart-Smith, Link's Marine Policy and Campaigns Manager.
Last updated: 8 August 2016