Marine Conservation Zones

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Andrew George Andrew George Liberal Democrat, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(1) what use will be made of scientific evidence in identifying marine conservation zones under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009;

(2) whether the seven principles of ecological coherence will be adhered to in the designation of marine conservation zones;

(3) whether the minimum conservation objective for marine conservation zones will be that of favourable condition.

Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Marine and Natural Environment)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend Paddy Tipping on 29 March 2010, Hansard, columns 609-10W.

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