South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 13th December 2018.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government plans to designate a marine reserve around South Sandwich Islands.

Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the timeframe is for the designation of a marine reserve around South Sandwich Islands.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

As outlined in Westminster Hall Debate of 12 December: The Commissioner for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands announced, on 12 December, a suite of environmental enhancements to the existing Marine Protected Area, which take into account recommendations of the recent concluded first five-year review of the Territory's MPA.

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