Independent report

Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) review 2019

The review will recommend whether and how Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) could be introduced in England.



In June 2019, the Secretary of State announced a review to examine whether and how the strongest protections for areas of sea, known as Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs), could be introduced.

The review will be led by Richard Benyon MP. The review will run from June 2019 and complete by the end of 2019.

The review will consider the waters for which the Secretary of State has responsibility: the English inshore and offshore and Northern Ireland offshore zones.

Published 8 June 2019