Draft Marine Bill: Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence, Volume 2
This Draft Marine Bill (Cm. 7351, ISBN 9780101735124) contains the following: a policy paper; the draft Marine Bill and explanatory notes; an impact assessment. The Bill sets out the Government's approach to a number of marine related issues, including environmental protection of the coastal marine environment and the seas surrounding the coast as well as access to the coastal environment for recreation. The legislation set out in this Bill was originally proposed in "Sea Change", a Marine White Paper, published in March 2007 (Cm. 7047, ISBN 9780101704724). The White Paper itself had proposed a strategic system of marine planning to balance conservation, energy and resource needs, using the principle of sustainable development. The Draft proposals in this Bill puts the earlier proposals of the White Paper into a legislative framework, which includes: the creation of the Marine Management Organisation; deliverance of new marine planning systems, including establishing new powers to enable the Government to put in place a network of marine conservation zones to protect marine life; better licensing decisions for licensing activities in the seas; reforms to a range of marine, migratory and freshwater fisheries management arrangements; allow greater access to the English coast. Comments on the Draft Bill should be submitted in writing by 26 June 2008.
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2008 Memorandum submitted achieve activities Anne Main approach assessment authorities believe biodiversity byelaws Chairman clause coast coastal access concerned conservation objectives consultation currently Defra deliver designation draft Bill draft Marine Bill duty enforcement ensure Environment Agency environmental status estuaries fish fisheries management framework going habitats Hilary Benn Hunt of Chesterton IFCAs impact implementation important inshore fisheries issues Joan Walley June 2008 Memorandum land legislation licensing Linda Gilroy Lord Hunt Malcolm Wicks Marine Conservation Zones marine environment Marine Management Organisation marine planning Marine Policy Statement marine protected areas marine spatial planning Marine Strategy Directive Martin Salter MCZs Natural England nature conservation network of Marine offshore particular potential powers proposed regulation regulatory renewable energy responsibility role route Scottish Sea Fisheries Committees spreading room stakeholders statutory sustainable development UK Marine Wales waters Welsh Assembly Government wildlife wind farms