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 continues 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 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 English and Secretary of State Waters to progress efforts 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.
For further information on the group’s work please contact Sarah Stuart-Smith, Link's Marine Policy and Campaigns Manager.
Last updated: 2 September 2016