Marine Conservation Zones

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she expects to complete the network of Marine Conservation Zones.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to designate the second tranche of Marine Conservation Zones.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to designate the third tranche of Marine Conservation Zones.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government has made good progress on designating a Blue Belt of Marine Conservation Zones around our coasts. The first tranche of 27 Marine Conservation Zones was designated in 2013, and a consultation on 23 sites proposed for the second tranche closed in April this year. We will designate the second tranche by January 2016.

We have committed to completing the network of Marine Conservation Zones, to create a Blue Belt of protected sites around our coasts. Further details on our plans to achieve this will be announced in due course.

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