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Inquiry status: Inquiry concluded, Report and Government Response published.
Marine Protected Areas are designated to protect marine biodiversity of European or national importance. They include Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs), created under Part 5 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, to protect areas that are nationally representative and important to conserve for the diversity of nationally rare or threatened habitats and species.
MPs cast doubt on Government’s commitment to protect sea life in Marine Conservation Zones
Environmental Audit Committee to publish report on Saturday 21 June
EAC calls for further evidence on Marine Protected Areas inquiry
EAC take evidence from organisations on Marine Conservation Zones
Environment Audit Committee launches a new inquiry on Marine Protected Areas