South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the timetable is for completion of the review of the designation of the sea around the South Sandwich Islands; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

​The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is undertaking the first 5 year review of the South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area. A review panel, comprising scientists, industry and environmental organisation representatives and independent members, are preparing a report, which will include advice and recommendations, which the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands expects to receive in final form by mid/late August.

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