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Marine planning

Published Thursday, September 15, 2011

This POSTnote describes the marine planning process and considers the challenges it will face.

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The UK’s marine resources have substantial economic, environmental and social value. However, increasing demand has led to concerns over their degradation. The Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009) set out the mechanism for marine planning in UK waters and aims to help tackle these concerns. It combines the management of activities and conservation of the marine environment. This POSTnote describes the marine planning process and considers the challenges it will face.

POSTnotes POST-PN-388

Author: Jonathan Wentworth

Topics: Environmental protection, Marine environment, Planning

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