Have Your Say on Marine Protection Areas

As part of the government’s commitment to leave the environment in a better state than they inherited it, an independent review to potentially introduce Highly Protected Marine Areas has been launched.

The review has been asked to recommend whether and how HPMAs could be introduced within English inshore and off shore waters and decide potential locations for pilot sites.

A call for evidence has now been launched, closing on the 31st October, inviting communities, the industry and stakeholders for their comments. Therese is particularly keen for our local fishermen to be able to share their views, which can be given here - https://consult.defra.gov.uk/…/highly-p…/consultation/intro/