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Marine Policy in Wales

Peter Jones is expert witness at National Assembly Inquiry

Marine Policy in Wales

Dr Peter Jones was invited to provide a briefing, answer questions and discuss issues at the opening session of an Inquiry into Marine Policy in Wales on Thursday 4 October. The Inquiry is being undertaken by the National Assembly for Wales’ Environment and Sustainability Committee, and Peter is one of two expert witnesses invited to attend the opening session. He will provide evidence drawing on his research into governance related to marine protected areas, marine spatial planning and fisheries management.

The purpose of the inquiry is to assess progress made by the Welsh Government::

  • In relation to implementation of the Marine Act (2009) with particular regard to the marine conservation and the marine spatial planning powers of the Act;
  • Towards the achievement of its European obligations in this field with particular regard to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Birds Directive, the Habitats Directive, the Bathing Water Quality Directive and the Water Framework Directive.



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