Report stage of Marine and Coastal Access Bill

27 October 2009

The House of Commons debated the first day of the report stage of the Marine and Coastal Access Bill. The second day of report stage and third reading of the Bill takes place on on Tuesday 27 October

The Marine and Coastal Access Bill covers a broad range of marine issues, including:

  • Setting up a new Marine Management Organisation under which many of the existing, diverse areas of marine regulation would be centralised
  • Streamlining the existing marine licensing system and providing powers to create a joined-up marine planning policy
  • Introducing new measures to reform fisheries management
  • Providing a framework for establishing marine conservation zones
  • Enabling the creation of a walkable route around the English coast

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