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The marine and coastal access bill in wales

The Marine and Coastal Access Bill in Wales

Alan Storer

Marine Legislation and Policy Officer

Marine Branch

Welsh Assembly Government


Contents

Contents

  • The Marine and Coastal Access Bill in Wales

  • What Does This Mean for Wales?

    • Marine Licensing

    • Marine Policy Statement

    • Marine Planning

    • Marine Nature Conservation

    • Fisheries

    • Coastal Access


The marine and coastal access bill in wales

The Marine and Coastal Access Bill in Wales

  • The Marine and Coastal Access Bill covers England and Wales

  • Royal Assent is expected in Autumn 2009

  • Welsh Ministers will be responsible for Marine Management in Devolved areas

  • Welsh officials will work closely with DEFRA, MMO and IPC for Non Devolved areas


The marine and coastal access bill in wales

What Does This Mean for Wales?

  • Welsh Ministers will be responsible for:

  • Licensing certain activities

  • Marine Planning (inshore and Offshore)

  • Protecting conservation areas

  • Managing fishing activities

  • Enforcement


The marine and coastal access bill in wales

Marine Licensing

  • Welsh Ministers will be the licensing Authority for devolved areas

  • Integrated and streamlined system across England and Wales

  • Joint consultation with DEFRA in July 09, second consultation planned for early 2010

  • Welsh Marine Consents Unit

  • Minerals, FEPA, CPA

  • Will work closely with

    • Marine Management Organisation

    • Infrastructure Planning Commission


The marine and coastal access bill in wales

Marine Policy Statement (MPS)

  • Wales has signed up to the UK wide High Level Objectives

  • MPS will be UK wide, agreed by Uk Govt and DAs

  • Stakeholder engagement has begun in Wales, working jointly with DEFRA

  • Work is ongoing

  • Joint Consultation planned early 2010


The marine and coastal access bill in wales

Marine Planning

  • Early days – the first plan or plans in Wales are expected in 2013/14

  • Joint working with England crucial – Cross boarder (Severn, Dee)


The marine and coastal access bill in wales

Marine Nature Conservation

  • Welsh Ministers will have powers to designate Marine Conservation Zones for the In shore area

  • Linked to International (OSPAR) commitment to create a “ecologically coherent network” by 2012

    • Highly Protected Marine Conservation Zones

  • Developing a site selection process

  • Stakeholder engagement is an important part of this process

  • Strategy launched September 2009


The marine and coastal access bill in wales

Fisheries

  • Modernising the management for inshore fisheries in Wales

  • The management and enforcement of fisheries will be within WAG

  • Wales will not have Inshore Fisheries Conservation Agencies


The marine and coastal access bill in wales

Coastal Access

  • Different starting point to England

  • In Wales:

    • Coastal Access Improvement Programme

    • Obtained Framework Powers

    • All Wales Coastal Path – 2012/13


The marine and coastal access bill in wales

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