Marine Conservation Zones

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd July 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what resources he plans to allocate to put in place a marine blue belt around the Overseas Territories to protect marine habitats in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Resources for the financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17 have yet to be agreed. Government officials are currently developing the framework for delivering the blue-belt of marine conservation and protection across the Overseas Territories, which will be implemented on a case by case basis, dependent on local support and environmental need.

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