Policy paper

Defra’s role in marine science

Explaining Defra’s role in the government’s vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas.

This was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government


Defra’s role in marine science

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The scale and variety of activity in our seas and the complex backdrop of national and international policy drivers for our decision-making require a strong evidence base for us to be sure that we are making the right decisions.

Published 9 January 2009