Marine Protected Areas: 2nd evidence session

28 February 2014

The Environmental Audit Committee will hold its second public evidence hearing on the Marine Protected Areas inquiry at 2.15 pm on Wednesday 5 March 2014 in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

At 2.15pm
(Panel 1)

  • Rodney Anderson, Adviser, North Sea Marine Cluster
  • Dale Rodmell, Assistant Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisation
  • Gus Lewis, Head of Legal & Government Affairs, Royal Yachting Association

At 3.00pm (approximately)
(Panel 2)

  • James Cross, Chief Executive, Marine Management Organisation

Purpose of session

  • the criteria for selection of Marine Conservation Zones, especially the quality of the evidence base
  • how the interests of commercial and leisure users can be balanced with the interests of the environment
  • the requirements for effective and well-resourced management of the MCZs

Further information

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