Chair: Joan Edwards, The Wildlife Trusts
Vice Chair: Melissa Moore, Marine Conservation Society
Marine Policy and Campaigns Manager: Sarah Stuart-Smith, Link
The Marine Working Group continues work towards seeking the development of a UK ecologically coherent network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The group is advocating that a much-needed, ambitious and comprehensive third tranche of Marine Conservation Zones designations in English and Secretary of State Waters be achieved to progress efforts towards a coherent network across the UK. A consultation for these designations is expected in 2017. Environment organisations across the UK support a coherent, well-managed network of MPAs and 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.
As part of this work, the group has been developing a submission for the Environmental Audit Committee’s MPA revisited inquiry.
For further information on the group’s work please contact Sarah Stuart-Smith, Link's Marine Policy and Campaigns Manager.
Last updated: 30 September 2016